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Mekhi Becton pokes fun at Alijah Vera-Tucker on Twitter

Mekhi Becton poked fun at NY Jets teammate Alijah Vera-Tucker on Twitter.
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Mekhi Becton enjoyed an active Tuesday on Twitter, featuring a little bit of fun with the newly-signed Alijah Vera-Tucker.

“Did we just become best friends?”


Like the characters played by Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in the 2008 comedy film Step Brothers, the New York Jets‘ young offensive line duo of left tackle Mekhi Becton and left guard Alijah Vera-Tucker quickly began forming one of the greatest bromances on the Jets’ roster as soon as the latter was drafted in April.

And, of course, no brotherly relationship is complete without a little bit of joshing from the older brother.

Vera-Tucker signed his $15.9 million rookie contract on Tuesday, and Becton made sure to let his left-side partner know that he was interested in a little slice of the pie.

The 14th overall pick wasn’t feeling it – and also made sure to point out that Becton was in no position to be asking considering he was taken three spots higher in the prior draft (Becton’s rookie contract is worth $18.4 million).

Becton responded with a Dave Chapelle clip.

Becton has gleefully embraced his new partnership with Vera-Tucker throughout the offseason. He immediately shared a euphoric reaction with the Twitter world following Vera-Tucker’s selection in the first round of the 2021 NFL draft.

Later, Becton would label the duo as “Jordan and Pippen,” “Shaq and Kobe,” and “Batman and Robin.”

Speaking to the media in June, Becton explained why he is excited to play alongside the USC product.

“I was ecstatic because he a dog,” Becton said. “I know we’re ready to do some things on the line.”

“He complements my game really well. We both like to see guys on the ground, so I feel like we’re going to be really good together. Real good together.”

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Interestingly enough, Becton is only about three months older than Vera-Tucker. Becton was born on April 18, 1999, while Vera-Tucker was born on June 17 of the same year. Nevertheless, Becton has fully embraced the big-brother role and is clearly thrilled about the possibility of what he and Vera-Tucker could build together.

Becton had an active Tuesday night on Twitter. He went to bat for teammate Lawrence Cager, who responded to someone criticizing his route running in a video clip of a practice rep against Bless Austin.

Throughout the night, Becton made it clear where his rooting interest lied in Game 6 of the NBA Finals.

Becton hoped to see 16th-year veteran and future Hall-of-Famer Chris Paul extend the series to a seventh game so he could get a shot at his first ring, but it was not meant to be. The Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Phoenix Suns by a score of 105-98 to claim their first NBA title since 1971.

Now, Becton must shift his focus toward doing what Giannis Antetokounmpo was able to do: use his absurd athleticism and size to lead the green-colored team that drafted him top-15 to a championship.

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