Coming off a knee injury that ended his 2021 season in Week 1, the Jets moved left tackle Mekhi Becton to right tackle last summer.
Becton feels that the move contributed to him hurting the same knee again, early in training camp.
“It made no sense to put me at right tackle,” Becton told Newsday. “I hurt my right knee. That’s going to be the knee that I put the most pressure on [while backpedaling in pass protection]. I explained it [to the coaches], but no one cared.”
Some would argue that it “made no sense” to carry the amount of weight Becton was carrying last summer on a surgical knee.
To his credit, Becton reportedly has lost between 40-50 pounds this off-season.
Some would argue it would have been better for Becton to work out with the team last off-season coming off a knee injury, but he didn’t, and reported to camp carrying significant weight.
To his credit, Becton is working out with the team this off-season.
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