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NY Jets’ Mekhi Becton approves of Titans throwbacks—with one caveat

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New York Jets left tackle Mekhi Becton is cool with his team potentially wearing the Titans throwbacks again—with one caveat.

To many, what Mekhi Becton just requested on Twitter is understandable. To others, it’s a tough ask. Many New York Jets fans would argue this specific “ask” is why the team now sports their current Gotham Green uniforms.

The Jets mountain of a left tackle stamped his social media approval of the New York Titans throwbacks the Eric Mangini and Rex Ryan-led teams sometimes sported over a decade ago.

There’s was just one caveat … modernize the look a bit.

Jets fans are extremely familiar with the modernization of uniforms at the moment. It was just two offseasons ago when the organization created an updated look that came with the “modernization” tag.

Spurred on by what felt to be social media—as well as a few players who are no longer employed by the team—the Jets introduced black as a main jersey color for the first time in their six-decade-long history. (Black had previously only appeared in minor spots such as the facemask in the 1990s.)

Many Jets fans love the new look, while others long for the days of the classic logo on each side of that even more classic white helmet with two green stripes on top.

While the polarization of the current look is obvious, the divide among the fanbase as it relates to the Titans throwbacks is even more apparent. Introduced to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the AFL, these blue and gold uniforms have been a hotly-contested talking point since.

Becton is just one of the many currently discussing Jets uniforms. Various sources recently reported that the NFL has already approved the abolishment of the single-helmet rule. This means teams can now go back to wearing more than one helmet color beginning in the 2022 season.

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If Woody and Christopher Johnson want to take advantage of the rule’s abolishment, which look would it be? From the Super Bowl-winning white-helmet look with the rigid yet classic logo to the 1980s and early 90s “Jets” logo on the green helmet, there are plenty of options.

Interestingly, the man of the moment has already spoken on the Titans uniform topic. In early February, Becton seemed to love the idea entirely.

It appears Mekhi Becton is still with the idea—as long as a little tweaking occurs. Perhaps that’s what happens with these uniforms: refreshing at first only to flame out after some time passes.

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