Becton reportedly suffered a fractured kneecap during Monday's practice, putting both his Jets and NFL future in doubt. In the short term, however, the Jets are now all but forced to make a move at the position.
They could explore the trade market and target a player like Andre Dillard or Teven Jenkins. Neither Dillard nor Jenkins is anything close to a sure thing, however.
Dillard notably struggled mightily at right tackle and would likely be seen as exclusively a left tackle while Jenkins' career in Chicago has been marred by injuries and inconsistencies.
The Jets could also turn to the waiver wire in a few weeks as they continue to explore options to upgrade at offensive tackle. Their best bet, though, would be to sign a veteran within the coming days.
At the moment, the Jets are slated to start any one of the likes of Chuma Edoga, Conor McDermott, or rookie fourth-round pick Max Mitchell at right tackle. For the sake of Zach Wilson and the entire offense, that can't happen.
Fortunately, the Jets do remain active in their pursuit of a new offensive tackle to join the roster, most notably with their persistent interest in Duane Brown. But what other options are out there on the free-agent market?
Let's take a look at six potential offensive tackles the Jets could sign in free agency to replace the fallen Mekhi Becton.