Earlier this week, the New York Jets learned that Mekhi Becton will miss a second-straight season with a serious knee injury. Luckily, help is now on the way.
The Jets are reportedly signing five-time Pro Bowler and veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown. He'll immediately replace Becton at right tackle and be protecting Zach Wilson's throwing side this upcoming season.
A big signing for the AFC East franchise and significant help for Wilson and the New York offense.
"Sources: Five-time Pro-Bowl OT Duane Brown is signing with the New York Jets, who lost OT Mekhi Becton earlier this week to a likely season-ending knee injury," said ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter adds it's a two-year deal, according to his sources.
Duane Brown has played 14 seasons in the NFL; this will be his 15th. He's played for the Houston Texans and Seattle Seahawks.
Brown immediately slides in to replace Becton at right tackle. His veteran presence should be a big boost for the Jets offense and especially Zach Wilson. If he can rely on Brown to keep him safe in the pocket the former BYU star could be in line for a big year.
The Jets begin the 2022 season on Sept. 11 against the Baltimore Ravens.