4 free agents the NY Jets should kick to the curb this offseason

The Jets should NOT re-sign these four free agents

NY Jets, Mekhi Becton
NY Jets, Mekhi Becton / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA
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1. Mekhi Becton, OT, NY Jets

Mekhi Becton deserves a ton of credit for getting himself in the best shape of his career and staying healthy throughout most of the 2023 season. Aside from a brief one-game absence due to a minor ankle injury, Becton was active and started in every game for the Jets last year.

Given that he missed essentially all of the last two seasons due to consecutive knee injuries, that can't be seen as anything other than a win for the former first-round pick. Unfortunately for Becton, his performance on the field left a lot to be desired.

Becton ranked dead-last among all offensive tackles with 12 sacks allowed. His 50 pressures allowed ranked fifth-worst among all players at his position. He was also penalized a whopping 18 times in just 16 games.

Becton may have stayed healthy, but on a Jets offensive line rotating practice squad players due to a slew of injuries, the former Louisville standout was among the worst performers each week. That's saying a lot when he's being compared to the likes of Billy Turner, Xavier Newman, and Chris Glaser.

The Jets will be looking for ways to improve their offensive line situation this offseason, and it's hard to imagine that involves re-signing Becton. The relationship between the two sides has already reached a point where it's probably in the best interest to just move on at this stage.

Becton needs a change of scenery, and he'll likely get one in the form of a team paying him a sizable sum of money in free agency. The Jets need a more reliable — and quite frankly better — left tackle protecting Aaron Rodgers in 2024.

This one is fairly straightforward. Mekhi Becton should not and will not be back with the Jets next season.

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