Mekhi Becton Update Dan Leberfeld

What kind of shape is Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton in right now?

Becton is coming off knee injuries the last two years that limited him to one game.

Becton, the Jets’ first-round pick in the 2020 draft out of Louisville, had a solid rookie season, but then the knee injuries followed, and some have surmised it might be best for his surgical knee for him to drop some weight to take some pressure off it.

It sounds like Becton is trying to do that, according to former NFL player Chris Simms, who is very familiar with the gym the player is working out at.

“Mekhi Becton, he goes to the gym I grew up in, in New Jersey,” Simms said on his podcast. “He’s working out there and I think he’s in the best shape of his life.”

Jets GM Joe Douglas was asked about Becton by a reporter during the draft, and said, “He’s looking tremendous.”

It goes without saying that the Jets need a healthy Becton to help protect their new franchise QB Aaron Rodgers, so these reports about his current condition have to be considered a real positive for Gang Green.


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