Elijah Moore Requests Trade from New York Jets

New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore
New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore
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NFL Week 7 - New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore has officially requested a trade, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

Moore was absent from practice on Thursday, but his frustrations could be seen as early as Sunday following the Jets' upset win over the Green Bay Packers. Moore received one target in the win, but the play was wiped out due to a penalty. After ESPN's Rich Cimini pointed out Moore's target-free stat sheet, the second-year receiver responded in a since-deleted tweet archived by the New York Post.

“If I say what I really wanna say…I’ll be the selfish guy…we winning," Moore wrote. "Grateful! Huge blessing! All I ever wanted. Butter [sic] sweet for me em but I’ll be solid. So I’ll just stay quiet. Just know I don’t understand either.’’

Saleh addressed the matter in his press conference on Monday.

"We've had conversations," said Saleh via the Jets website. "He's fine, he's a competitive young man. Like everybody, when you’re a competitor like him, he wants to contribute. Sometimes, we can think that our contributions are from production only, when your contributions can come from a variety of different things in terms of the way you show up to the building, the way you lead, the way you communicate with your teammates, the effort that you put on the field. There’s a million ways you can contribute to this football team. He’s a competitor and all he wants to do is contribute."

 More has just 29 targets on the season despite starting all six games for the Jets, finishing with 16 receptions and 203 yards. In 2021, Moore finished 68th among receivers in both DVOA and DYAR. Moore started his rookie season slow, but had a six-game stretch with 34 receptions, 459 receiving yards and five touchdowns before going down for the year with a quad injury. 

Comments

7 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2022, 10:42pm

#1 by ImNewAroundThe… // Oct 20, 2022 - 6:20pm

To GB for a couple thirds

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#3 by mehllageman56 // Oct 22, 2022 - 1:19am

They would trade one or the other, not both.  Berrios would be the third guy, Vincent Smith the fourth.  Probably not trading Moore, Mims might go though.  We'll see how he does this weekend.

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#2 by LionInAZ // Oct 21, 2022 - 3:54pm

Sweet cream butter is delicious. I don't understand the man's problem.

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#4 by mehllageman56 // Oct 22, 2022 - 1:28am

As far as targets go, Corey Davis has 33, Tyler Conklin has 32, Breece Hall has 31, all around Moore's 29.  Rookie Garrett Wilson has 48, and has caught only 50% of his targets, unlike everyone else, including Braxton Berrios and Michael Carter.  I think the issue is that Zach Wilson is force feeding the ball to the new guy; hopefully that changes this week.  Bad enough to throw at Jaire Alexander, I would leave Patrick Surtain II alone.  I wish Moore had kept his mouth shut, but I can see where he's coming from.

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