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Jets sign former UofL player Mekhi Becton to $18.45 million deal

The deal is based on the league’s rookie slotting system and is fully guaranteed and includes a $10.98 million signing bonus.

NEW YORK — The New York Jets have signed rookie offensive tackle Mekhi Becton to a four-year, $18.45 million contract. Becton was the No. 11 overall pick in the NFL draft in April. 

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The deal is based on the league’s rookie slotting system and is fully guaranteed and includes a $10.98 million signing bonus.

Becton was a three-year starter with the Cards and had a huge part in the run-blocking success the team had last season. 

As previously reported by WHAS11 News, the 6-foot-7 and 364-pounds, Becton eats up space in the both pass and run blocking. Becton is projected to start right away for the Jets and provide an immediate impact on the O-Line, which is needed after the team allowed the fourth most sacks in the league last season at 52.  

The Jets also announced earlier Monday they signed defensive end Jabari Zuniga, a third-rounder, and quarterback James Morgan, a fourth-rounder, to their rookie deals.  

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