Mekhi Becton, New York Jets
Mekhi Becton, New York Jets, Getty Images

Becton’s injury has not prevented him from spending some time on social media

Winning makes all the difference for the New York Jets.

When you’re cocky on social media and you lose, you look like an idiot.

When you win, you can pretty much say whatever you want, subject to the social media police.

However, since Mekhi Becton is on injured reserve and will miss the whole season, he feels free to throw shade anywhere, anytime.

Before the game, the NFL’s Twitter handle marked Zach Wilson’s return with a tweet of some of his highlights.

Becton quote-tweeted it with his own comments:

No. 62 in that play is, of course, Greg Van Roten, the former Jets guard who was a fan scapegoat and was eventually replaced by Laurent Duvernay-Tardif last season. Van Roten is currently a member of the Buffalo Bills. Apparently, Becton saw an opportunity to highlight a former teammate’s ineptitude.

Clearly, some eyebrows went up at the tweet, since Becton deleted it soon after (hence the screenshot) and responded with another tweet.

It’s ironic that Becton felt license to poke at Van Roten considering that his next snap in the NFL will come after a minimum of nearly two seasons’ hiatus due to injury. If the best ability is availability, then Becton’s ability is sorely lacking, especially for a Jets team that is down to their backups’ backups at tackle.

Still, instead of looking at bygones, the Jets’ active players went out on the field and did their job today. Zach Wilson led the team when it mattered most.

So rest and recover, Big Ticket, while watching your team continue to hang in there. They could’ve done it so much better with you.

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Rivka Boord has followed the Jets since the age of five. She is known locally for her in-depth knowledge of football. She hopes to empower young women to follow their dreams and join the sports conversation. Boord's background in analytics infuses her articles with unique insights into the state of the Jets' franchise and the NFL as a whole.
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Peter Buell
Peter Buell
1 month ago

Bechton should stay quiet unless there was some malice involved in the injury.
Who’s responsible for the injury this year.
The Giants took Neal in the 1st round this year.
. Neal, at 6’9″ is two inches taller than Mekhi. A good friend is a die hard Giants fan and he says Neal has been a disappointment so far and that’s a shame. My friend says he might just need time but getting beat too often.. At least Neal is on the field.
The difference a healthy Bechton playonh loke his rookoe year os both an exciting and sickening thought rolled up together.

Last edited 1 month ago by Peter Buell
1 month ago

Thanks. Becton blocked me for no good reason so…I wouldn’t have known the shade he throws.

1 month ago

GVR was also the reason he was injured last year… the real reason he’s still mad… as every real jets fan should also be. Love most of what Douglas has done, but going into 2021 season, we knew GVR didn’t belong on the team let alone field, and Douglas had to wait until he hurt multiple players including Big Ticket