New York Jets offensive tackle Mekhi Becton posts a picture of himself as a child on this very special Mother’s Day.
There’s a Big Ticket in the NFL and his name is Mount Mekhi. Well, is real name is Mekhi Becton—not to be confused with Kevin Garnett.
Anyway, whatever the kid’s nickname might be moving forward, he’s a big man. This prompted the question, “What did the New York Jets rookie offensive tackle look like as a child?”
On Sunday, Mount Becton (the third nickname) provided an answer when he posted an image of himself with his mom on this very special Mother’s Day.
Becton posted it as part of his Instagram story, furthering the headline that has Becton firmly entrenched as a mama’s boy.
The date on the photograph at Dec. 25, 2002, which would make Becton three years old at the time (turning four in April).
This edition of Mother’s Day comes a day after Semone Becton (mother) spoke with Kirsten Fleming of the New York Post about her relationship with Mekhi.
“Normally for Mother’s Day, we go to church and have a cookout. This year, there will be a Zoom call to Texas,” said Semone. “The last few years, Mekhi has been in college, but he would always send a gift. I’m not a materialistic person, so he would send me maybe tennis shoes or flowers. He is very thoughtful.
“I feel like this is a more special Mother’s Day because I was drafted. I will send her some flowers, but I will probably go big next year. My mom is awesome. She doesn’t sugar coat anything and speaks what’s on her mind. It made me have tougher skin, which is a huge advantage.”
No longer is Mekhi that three-year-old kid. As a 6-foot-7, 360-plus-pound rookie, the New York Jets are hoping his mother can help guide him through a phenomenal NFL career.