Mekhi Becton, J.J. Watt
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The New York Jets stud left tackle, otherwise known as “Mekhi Becton, the recruiter” is back at it with free agent J.J. Watt.

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Some would argue that ” Mekhi Becton, the recruiter” is the best Mekhi Becton. Others would point to the field and claim “Mekhi Becton, the steamroller” is the best version of the man.

Perhaps the best way to view it is in a division of labor-type fashion. Offseason Mekhi recruits and in-season Mekhi obliterates.

No matter how his division of labor is viewed, the recruiting Becton is back at it, this time on the heels of the J.J. Watt announcement Friday morning.

Upon learning that Watt and the Houston Texans will be going their separate ways, the Louisville product used another big man as bait.

I mean who could possibly say no to Patrick Ewing?

Well …

Scottie Pippen, Patrick Ewing

Scottie Pippen’s wildly-disrespectful actions aside, this isn’t Becton’f first rodeo.

Becton has been on the social media recruitment trail since the 2020 season concluded. He most notably decided to go after Deshaun Watson once his truly disgruntled nature was revealed to the world. He’s apparently picked up where Jamal Adams seemingly left off on Twitter: Include every big name in a tweet if there’s even the slightest chance he can hop on the squad.

Dish out effort points to the man, no doubt, but keep the idea a far-fetched one. Watt will surely want to choose his next employer with a shot at the Super Bowl firmly in mind.

Watt, 31 (soon to be 32, March), can now be labeled as an oft-injured player whose production can’t dare touch what he did for the Texans in his prime.

The money aspect would be the other great hurdle. New York is nowhere near championship-ready, which means Joe Douglas will have no desire to break the bank for a guy who’s missed 32 games over the last five seasons (80 possible games).

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In the end, “Mekhi Becton, the steamroller” is the best version. But hey, no points should be deducted for the offseason effort.


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Yeah, I don’t see the fit. If we’re going to spend FA money on the DL, go for an Edge guy like Lawson. We already have JFM and Q in the middle.