Thursday, May 5, 2022

Jets’ Robert Saleh Pleads For Mekhi Becton: ‘Would Love You Back’

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With the 2022 NFL Draft in the books for the New York Jets, a few things have become clear.

Gang Green fully believes in offensive tackle Mekhi Becton. Despite several opportunities to invest a premium resource in the trenches, they went in other directions.

This offseason Becton has decided to train alone during voluntary offseason training activities, but the team made it clear after the draft that they want him back as soon as possible.

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In the press following the draft, head coach Robert Saleh was asked about Becton and decided to look into it the camera and asked his big man to fly to New York:

“Would love to have you back, mate. We take care of them.”

Coach Saleh was asked if he was disappointed Becton isn’t here, to which he replied: “I mean you want all your guys to be here but it’s optional. He’s working his ass off in Dallas and we’re keeping an eye on him so we know exactly what he’s doing.”

The former No. 11 overall is rehab after surgery in Week 1 and has been working with his own personal trainers this offseason.

While you’d love to have all of your players, at the end of the day that’s not what matters. Importantly, Becton is healthy and ready to play when it counts in the regular season.

Gang Green gave their big man a massive vote of confidence by not picking an offensive lineman for the first two days of the 2022 NFL draft.

This is an evolving story and we will provide more details as they become available.

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