Mekhi Becton’s new ride is the object of envy across the NFL
That’s definitely not the case, but Becton is nonetheless the envy of his blocking peers thanks to a new purchase showcased on his Instagram account.
In his latest post, Becton is seen standing and beaming in front of a new Ford F-150 Raptor pickup truck, parked at what appears to be the Jets’ training facility in Florham Park.
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“Aint no regular F-150 this a f—— Raptor!!!”, Becton says in the accompanying celebratory caption.
Becton’s blocking brothers and more poked envious fun at his new wheels in the comment section.
“Been driving 6 months and don’t know how to act,” New Orleans Saints left tackle Terron Armstead remarks with an eye-roll and laughing emoji. Former Louisville teammate Justin Marshall remarks that Becton now has a “big boy (T)onka truck”.
The new vehicle allows Becton to keep on trucking while he continues to be sidelined with a knee injury sustained in the Jets’ Week 1 loss in Carolina. His continued absence remain a hot topic in the realm of the Jets, as what was originally thought to be a 4-to-8 week injury has extended deep into December.
In what has become a weekly tradition during head coach Robert Saleh‘s availability, he merely replied “no update” when queried about Becton’s potential return in the week leading up to New York’s Week 15 clash in Miami.
“I’m still hopeful, but obviously we are getting down to crunch time,” Saleh acknowledged on Wednesday. “If he makes it, awesome. If not, it goes back to George (Fant) and Morgan (Moses). They’ve been absolutely phenomenal this year and we haven’t skipped a beat. It’s just really a credit to those two and the way they’ve been able to work.”
The Jets (3-10), likely without Becton’s services, will return to action on Sunday afternoon against the Miami Dolphins (1 p.m. ET, CBS).
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags