New York Jets offensive lineman Mekhi Becton will undergo knee surgery and is expected to be out of the game for 4-8 weeks, head coach Robert Saleh confirmed Friday.
Becton suffered the injury during New York’s season-opening loss to the Carolina Panthers. His leg was rolled up and coaches rushed to help him before he was taken off the field.
Gang Green has had a lousy offensive line in recent years, and now more pressure will be put on rookie quarterback Zach Wilson with Becton out of the game. New York desperately needed Becton to be the protector of Wilson’s blind side. Now it is not clear who will take over.
The Jets will face their AFC East rival at the New England Patriots on Sunday before facing the Denver Broncos in Week 3. Both teams have strong defenses, so the offensive line could be in trouble.