Mekhi Becton returns to Jets after offseason workouts


After skipping the team’s optional summer exercises, Mekhi Becton joined the Jets this week for obligatory minicamp. The bulky offensive tackle came back with a letter. The former first-round choice is aiming to disprove his critics after a year in which he missed all but one game in 2021 due to a knee issue. “To perform better than you did your rookie year and then to be injured and miss the entire season is a lot”, according to Becton. “It’s a lot to manage, but I’ll return with a chip on my shoulder for sure”. During the first game of the previous season, Becton sustained a dislocated kneecap and a sprained MCL. He was initially expected to recover in 4-5 weeks, but he ended up missing the remainder of the season. According to Becton, his ailing knee became a season-ending injury since he was unable to rebuild its strength. The athlete said that his weight is at a level that will please his coach and that his knee is improving.