Standout: Aaron Rodgers, QB, NY Jets
Aaron Rodgers did throw his first interception of the summer on Tuesday — a miscommunication that sailed right into the hands of Sauce Gardner — but aside from that momentary blip, it was another strong practice for the four-time MVP.
Rodgers' first throw of the day was probably his best. The 39-year-old rolled to his right and fired an unbalanced throw to tight end Jeremy Ruckert in a place where only he could catch it. C.J. Mosley was draped all over Ruckert in coverage, but it didn't matter.
Rodgers then continued to establish chemistry with Garrett Wilson, completing a pair of lengthy passes to his new star wideout. The Jets' defense ultimately got the better of the offense again on Tuesday, but Rodgers has wasted little time making a strong first impression in Florham Park.
Dud: Mekhi Becton, OT, NY Jets
Mekhi Becton struggled mightily in his first padded practice in almost a year. The former first-round pick was on a "pitch count," as described by head coach Robert Saleh, but he had his fair share of difficulties when on the field.
Becton allowed three would-be sacks to Carl Lawson, Will McDonald, and rookie linebacker Zaire Barnes and was "beaten bad" by Lawson on consecutive plays, per SNY's Connor Hughes.
Becton has worked exclusively with the second-team offense, even with Duane Brown sidelined. He hasn't been given the opportunity to block for Aaron Rodgers yet, instead working behind the likes of Billy Turner and Max Mitchell, who have been running with the starters.
Becton is clearly rusty and still working his way back from injury, so some leeway is necessary. That said, at this stage, it would be a surprise if he started Week 1.