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Key advanced metrics for New York Jets offense in 40-3 loss to Seattle Seahawks

Mekhi Becton, Sam Darnold
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Two offensive linemen stood out for the New York Jets in Seattle, but one starter is beginning to tumble downhill.

Mekhi Becton continues to be a silver lining for the Jets

Week after week, no matter how embarrassingly the New York Jets fall, Mekhi Becton always emerges as a reason to feel optimistic that things will change for the better in the near future.

Over 31 protection snaps in Seattle, Becton was credited with allowing only one pressure. He earned a pass blocking grade of 81.7 at Pro Football Focus, which ranks eight among left tackles in Week 14 (prior to Monday Night Football).

Since Week 11 (four games), Becton has an overall grade of 76.5 at PFF, ninth-best among left tackles as he is placed fifth in run blocking grade (74.8) and 11th in pass blocking grade (79.3) over that timeframe.

In four of his past five fully-played games (starts that he did not leave early due to injury), Becton allowed one or zero pressures.

Joe Blewett said this regarding Becton in his film review of the Jets’ Week 13 loss to the Raiders (1:05:46 mark):

“I think with average technique, he’s a top-10 left tackle. I think that’s about where he’s at now. If his technique becomes good, he’ll be the No. 1 or No. 2 left tackle in the league. If his technique becomes great – not just good – then he’s a Hall-of-Famer.”

Against the Seahawks, Becton was not the only offensive lineman who quietly had a strong individual performance that was hidden within the storm of misery that raged around him. Another quickly-improving starter was similarly impressive:


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