Where are they now: Anthony Becht


When the five-yard out route is your signature play, you’re Anthony Becht.

Becht, the fourth first-round pick for the New York Jets in the 2000 NFL Draft, played 12 seasons for the Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Arizona Cardinals, Kansas City Chiefs and St. Louis Rams. Becht, though, spent most of his career in New York, starting at tight end for Chad Pennington and Vinny Testaverde.

The West Virginia alum was supposed to come into New York and make an immediate impact as a dominant, 6-foot-5 pass catcher, but it never really worked out. Becht never caught more than 40 balls and never accumulated more than 356 yards in a single season, but he acted as a red-zone threat in a few different seasons, catching five touchdowns in multiple years for the Jets.

Now, after retiring before the 2012 season, Becht works in the journalism field, hosting a radio show in Tampa and working as an analyst for NBC’s Pro Football Talk.

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