The offensive line of the New York Jets has been the talk of training camp — at least from a negative standpoint.
On the August 15 episode of HBO's Hard Knocks, Jets head coach Robert Saleh chastised his blocking unit for their poor performance at a joint practice with the Carolina Panthers last week.
The offensive line responded by performing considerably better in the subsequent preseason game.
On August 16, the New York Jets offensive line was being bullied at another joint practice, this time against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Despite the issues on the offensive line, former first-round pick Mekhi Becton has yet to get significant playing time with the first-team offense.
Instead, he often blocks for Zach Wilson and the second-team offensive line.
SNY's Connor Hughes spoke openly on the weirdness of the scenario at the close of practice on Wednesday, saying, "I've seen enough.
There's no reason Mekhi Becton shouldn't be in the first team. I can't believe these are their top five.