NY Jets: Mekhi Becton is ‘good to go’ for Week 11 against the Chargers

NY Jets, Mekhi Becton (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NY Jets, Mekhi Becton (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

NY Jets’ rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton will be “good to go” in Week 11.

The NY Jets were dealt quite the injury scare when standout rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton left the team’s Week 9 matchup with the New England Patriots early with what was described as a chest injury.

The initial uncertainty surrounding the injury didn’t help ease the minds of Jets fans who had already seen their star rookie suffer through a shoulder injury earlier in the year.

However, it seems as though his latest ailment is a minor one and he should be able to play when the Jets return from their bye week to take on the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 11.

Head coach Adam Gase spoke to reporters on Monday for the first time in a week to give updates on a variety of injured players. And while the news about quarterback Sam Darnold certainly wasn’t promising, the opposite was true for Becton.

Gase told reporters that Becton should be “good to go for Sunday against the Chargers” meaning that his most recent injury shouldn’t force him to miss any games.

That’s good news for a Jets team that has found positives hard to come by this season. Becton has been one of those few positives and losing him for any significant period of time would have been yet another blow to the team’s 2020 campaign.

Mekhi Becton has impressed the NY Jets in his rookie season

The No. 11 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft has been one of the Jets’ best players when on the field this season. Unfortunately, a shoulder injury forced him to miss two games and parts of two other games from Week 3 to 6.

And after he reportedly had trouble breathing following his latest chest injury, many assumed the worst. Thankfully, it doesn’t appear to be anything serious and he should be able to return against the Chargers.

Sunday’s game will be a major task for Becton who will be given the opportunity to face-off with two of the best pass-rushers in the NFL in Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram.

Bosa is still recovering from a concussion but there’s optimism that he could return in Week 11. After recording seven or more sacks in each of the last five seasons, Ingram has failed to pick one up in six games this season.

But his talent remains undeniable.

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Mekhi Becton will play some of the best pass-rushers he’s faced in his entire career this week. And fortunately, he’ll do so with full health.