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Mekhi Becton ‘hilariously’ reacts to Pro Bowl snub; no Jets selected

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 20: Mekhi Becton #77 of the New York Jets looks on during warmups before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium on September 20, 2020 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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Rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton is laughing his way through a Pro Bowl snub, while no New York Jets were selected in 2020.

New York Jets rookie left tackle Mekhi Becton finished as the AFC leading fan vote-getter at his position (tackle). It didn’t matter in the end, as Mount Mekhi found himself snubbed from the Pro Bowl.

Laremy Tunsil, Eric Fisher and Orlando Brown will represent the AFC at the position. The Jets rookie sensation decided to react in “hilarious” fashion.

Becton, 21, has dressed in 12 games this season, starting 11. In at least two of those games, he missed significant time via injury. When on the field, the kid has routinely steamrolled defenders.

Becton is the 28th-ranked tackle in the NFL, according to PFF (75.5 overall grade). Tunsil ranks 28th, Fisher ranks 18th, and Brown comes in at 25th. Becton’s mom, Semone, also chimed in on the snub by taking the cool, calm and collected approach.

The reason so many folks are confused is simple: this isn’t the NBA or MLB. In years past, both leagues routinely used fan voting to determine their starters.

In the NFL, Fan voting isn’t an automatic berth. Instead, fan voting constitutes just one-third of the formula. The players and coaches also represent one-third of the formula, respectively.

The other Jet to feel the burn was Quinnen Williams, a second-year kid who’s played out of his mind as part of a terrible defense.

Williams, 23, has racked up seven sacks, 10 tackles for loss, 14 quarterback hits and 55 total tackles. His 81.4 PFF grade places him 15th among all interior defenders. Chris Jones, Cameron Heyward and Calais Campbell are the three at Big Q’s position to make the AFC roster.

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The final Jet who has at least an outside gripe is Marcus Maye, but it’s tough to squeeze him in there above any of the three safeties: Minkah Fitzpatrick, Justin Simmons and Tyrann Mathieu.

On the NFC side, a familiar face in Jamal Adams made the squad, while Robby Anderson found himself off the list. Rookie Justin Jefferson took the final spot in Anderson’s stead.

A year ago, Adams was the lone Jet representative. Two years ago, Adams made it with Jason Myers and Andre Roberts. This will mark the first season since 2017 to see the Jets send no players to the Pro Bowl.

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