3 Former Jets Who Still Can't Find a Job in 2024 Free Agency

NFL free agency has been open for a few weeks but there are a few former New York Jets who have yet to find a new home.

East Rutherford, NJ     December 3, 2023 -- Mekhi Becton of the Jets coming off the field in the
East Rutherford, NJ December 3, 2023 -- Mekhi Becton of the Jets coming off the field in the / Chris Pedota, NorthJersey.com / USA
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2. Mekhi Becton, OT

It was a rocky four seasons for Mehki Becton in New York. Becton was selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft and was brought in to be the franchise left tackle.

Things got off to a solid start as Becton displayed his barreling strength in the ground game and held his own in pass protection. He notched a 74.4 overall PFF grade in 2020.

Unfortunately for him, the injury bug was a huge factor in his downfall with the Jets. Becton suffered two separate right knee injuries during the 2021 and 2022 campaigns that cost him the whole year.

He fought his way back onto the field in 2023 but he struggled immensely out there. Last year, the 24-year-old was second in the NFL in penalties (18) and was tied for first in sacks allowed (12). Per PFF, Becton finished with a measly 53.2 overall grade and a 56.3 run-blocking grade.

The serious injury concern and his bad tape last year have made it tough for the Becton to find a home for 2024. He visited the Cincinnati Bengals a few weeks ago but they ended up signing Trent Brown.

Becton's best bet to get onto a roster is to sign as a backup swing tackle. He may not be the starter immediately but could have that opportunity if he plays well in both practice and training camp.

He will likely receive a one-year, prove-it deal but needs to come into camp in shape and ready to work.