Jets update on Mekhi Becton and 2023 Offensive Coordinator search

Jets Becton injury along with offensive coordinator news
Mekhi Becton (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
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The New York Jets might not be playing on wild card weekend, but that doesn’t mean they are out of the news. 

With an opening at offensive coordinator, the Jets have reportedly interviewed Marcus Brady of the Indianapolis Colts according to Ian Rappaport of NFL Network. Brady was the Colts’ offensive coordinator for the last two seasons and had the 27th-ranked offense in 2022. The year prior, the Colts ranked in the upper half in yards, passing, and rushing. 

New York needs an offensive coordinator since the team mutually parted ways with Mike LaFleur just last week.

The Jets have also reportedly interviewed Philadelphia Eagles’ passing game coordinator, Kevin Patullo on Friday. Patullo has been a key coach for an Eagles offense that has set franchise records in points, yards, and wins. 

Other names such as Patriots TE coach, Nick Caley, Darrell Bevell, and Frank Reich have also been thrown around reports as the Jets continue to cast a wide net for their offensive play-calling duties. 

Mekhi Becton

Quarterback was a major area of concern for the New York Jets in 2022, but the health of their offensive line was also a major concern. Mekhi Becton was a major point of those issues. 

The former 11th overall selection out of Louisville did not play in 2022 due to an avulsion fracture of his right kneecap. He played in just one game in 2021 due to another knee injury. Struggles to stay underweight has also been an issue in the offseason for the offensive linemen but not anymore. 

According to Rich Cimini of ESPN, the Jets’ top tackle prospect is down to 370 pounds and plans on losing another 15-20 during the offseason. Cimini also reports that the Jets are expected to move Becton back to left tackle during the 2023 season. 

Still just 23 years old, Becton has a chance to be the stalwart left tackle that New York drafted him to be. 

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