The New York Jets are now considered the favorites to land former Washington Football team offensive tackle Morgan Moses, per reports.
The New York Jets may not be done adding to their offensive line.
According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Jets are now considered the “favorites” to land former Washington Football Team offensive tackle Morgan Moses.
The #Jets and OT Morgan Moses are making progress on a potential multi-year deal, per source. Nothing done but Jets considered favorite and have made a compelling push to sign the seven-year veteran. Other teams have been involved, too.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 17, 2021
“The Jets and OT Morgan Moses are making progress on a potential multi-year deal, per source,” Fowler tweeted Wednesday morning. “Nothing done but Jets considered favorite and have made a compelling push to sign the seven-year veteran. Other teams have been involved, too.”
If Fowler is correct, the Jets are the lead horse to sign the currently unemployed Moses—a man they have been linked to since his release from Washington in May.
Moses spent six years in Washington and is coming off of his best season with the club. His pass protection could be a cause for concern (he led all tackles in quarterback hits allowed with 13). Interestingly, he also posted the sixth-highest run-blocking grade among all tackles at 85.9 in 2020 (minimum of 200 snaps).
A Moses signing would put current starting right tackle George Fant‘s job in jeopardy. Speaking in terms of depth, it would be a tremendous get by allowing the Jets to utilize Fant as an effective (though expensive) swing tackle—a role he assumed in Seattle.
If the Jets can land Moses, it would be viewed by many as an upgrade. It would also ease some of the burden off of rookie quarterback Zach Wilson.
It’s been clear since Joe Douglas became general manager of the New York Jets that building the team from the trenches-out was a priority, and it looks like he isn’t going to be stopping anytime soon.
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