It seems it’s not only fans who are frustrated with the former first-round pick
ESPN insider Dan Graziano joined Mike ‘Greeny’ Greenberg yesterday. He reported that there is “frustration” among the Jets coaching staff with Becton and they would “like to see him not be overweight.”
Graziano added that he does not know whether a guy can get himself back in shape between now and training camp to make the coaches happy with him, but he added that Becton “has the support of the front office that drafted him.”
The final point Graziano made is one that many Jets fans have espoused for the last few months: the NFL is a “production business,” and if Becton does not play to the level of one of their starting five, the team “will have a tough decision to make.”
Although head coach Robert Saleh has refrained from making his feelings about Becton known publicly, the suspicion that he was displeased with the offensive tackle came from what he did not say. Graziano’s report confirms those suspicions.
Some of the team’s frustration with Becton stems back to before his injury in Week 1 last season. The team was not happy that Carl Lawson smoked Becton in training camp last season, prompting offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur to comment that Becton was “not playing at his best.”
The Mekhi Becton narrative is getting tiresome for many. Jets fans want to see Becton put in the work to obliterate the ‘Big Bust’ moniker.