Would it be best for both sides if the Jets trade Mekhi Becton?
This time, however, a big question is laid out on the table …
Becton, 22, is coming off a season that saw him play just a piece of one game. Becton’s knee was rolled up on and it cost him the entire season.
Had the injury actually been a season-ender, nobody would bat an eye. But the problem arrives when thinking about the rehab process and prognostications that came with the initial injury.
What turned into a month or two absence eventually sidelined the Louisville product for the entire season. That misfortune, coupled with George Fant’s emergence at left tackle, has led to Douglas’s first-ever NFL draft pick igniting furious debates among Jets fan circles.
Are the Jets truly unhappy with their first-round pick of 2020?
Will Becton have no problem in keeping off the weight as the years go on?
Would it be foolish to rely on the kid as the franchise’s left tackle?
So many questions remain with very few concrete answers existing. At the very least, what we know is this: Robert Saleh has no problem in proclaiming “competition” at the left tackle position—when thinking about the 2022 summer.
In that case, what’s the right move? Should New York simply let Becton and Fant battle it out in July and August, or should Douglas seek value in another NFL team that wants to take a shot on the No. 11 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft?
Blewett’s Blitz breaks that all-important question (and much more) down on the most recent edition of the podcast (live stream version).