NY Jets coaching staff 'doesn't know what to do' with Mekhi Becton

NY Jets, Mekhi Becton
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Few NY Jets players have more to gain (or lose) this summer than offensive tackle Mekhi Becton. Becton has been through what most would consider a rollercoaster of a year.

From his reported preseason struggles to a major knee injury to reported concerns about his physical conditioning and work ethic, Becton has made plenty of headlines for all the wrong reasons — whether fair or not.

And the latest report coming out of Florham Park isn't exactly an encouraging one.

ESPN's Dan Graziano spoke with Mike Greenberg recently about the Jets, and when the topic of Becton came up, Graziano revealed just how frustrated the team's coaching staff was with their former first-round pick.

Graziano heavily implied that Becton showed up to minicamp "overweight" and that they've reached "a point where they're not sure what to do about it anymore."

While Graziano did indicate that Becton still has the backing of the front office that drafted him, mainly Joe Douglas, the coaching staff has seemingly lost all trust in him.

That certainly doesn't bode well for his long-term future with the organization.

The NY Jets coaching staff has reportedly soured on Mekhi Becton

Becton continues to dominate offseason headlines, and while it remains to be seen just how he will perform when he steps back on the field, it's hard to ignore all the reports about the Jets' concern.

There's way too much smoke here for there not to be a fire at the source. The Jets are clearly frustrated with Becton and were discouraged with the condition he showed up to minicamp in, especially after missing voluntary OTAs.

Now, Becton has the opportunity to put all of those concerns to bed. He can show up to training camp later this month in excellent shape and prove to the coaching staff that he's ready to go.

The Jets are counting on Becton to be one of their starting offensive tackles this year, and while the left tackle job is likely no longer a possibility, the team needs him to be healthy and motivated in 2022.

They're doing what they can, and at least according to Graziano, they really don't know what else to try. They've tried being understanding about his situation. They've tried making public pleas for him to show up. Nothing has worked to this point.

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Mekhi Becton has more to prove to the coaching staff than any other player on the Jets roster this summer.