Philadelphia Eagles Signing Tackle Mekhi Becton

The Philadelphia Eagles are adding a potential powerhouse to one of the league's best offensive lines. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Eagles are signing former New York Jets tackle Mekhi Becton to a one-year contract worth up to $5.5 million. Per Schefter, the deal is conditional on Becton passing a physical. He is expected to serve as swing tackle between Jordan Mailata and five-time Pro Bowler Lane Johnson.

Listed at a gargantuan 6'7", 363 lbs, Becton entered the league as the Jets' 11th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. After putting together a respectable 13 starts as a rookie, a streak of significant injuries and bad luck held him to a single game over his next two seasons. He finally got healthy in 2023, starting 16 games, but he struggled, earning a 53.2 overall grade from Pro Football Focus for his efforts.

Still only 25 years old, Becton should still have many of the tools that made him a tantalizing prospect in 2020. Getting on the field won't come easy: The Eagles finished first in PFF's offensive line rankings last season, and Lane and Mailata seldom miss time. Maybe that's for the best: there's a chance that Becton could benefit from another season to get in shape. Still, it'll be hard for him to improve his market value on this one-year deal if he doesn't play. In any case, he should serve as an excellent insurance policy for the Eagles this season.

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