The New York Jets and free-agent offensive lineman Morgan Moses have reportedly agreed on a one-year deal Friday afternoon.
RT Morgan Moses is signing a one-year deal with the New York Jets, per source.
— Sam Fortier (@Sam4TR) June 25, 2021
Reported just before 6 p.m. ET Friday evening, the Jets and Moses were rumored to be linking up for weeks. The most recent chatter about a possible union came courtesy of ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler a week ago.
Moses, 30, is a seven-year NFL veteran who never misses time. After a rookie year that saw him dress in just eight games, Moses hasn’t missed a contest over the last six campaigns.
Drafted in the third round of 2014 by the Washington Football Team, the Virginia product has settled in at right tackle. What this means for second-year Jet George Fant remains to be seen.
Fant, 28, arrived last offseason after serving as the Seattle Seahawks’ sixth offensive lineman. Starting 14 games a year ago for the Jets, Fant finished tied for 64th in the NFL with a 61.6 overall grade, per PFF.
Moses, on the other hand, put up a respectable 79.9 PFF grade, good enough for 18th in the entire league. By PFF standards, Moses would have graded out as the Jets’ top lineman in 2020.
According to the previously mentioned Fowler, Moses had the option of a two-year deal. He instead took the one-year agreement, most likely with the hopes his 2021 season will turn out a bigger payday in 2022.
The singular year will pay Moses a $3.6 million base salary, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. He can climb to $5.3 million if he reaches 80 percent or more in playing time incentives—something he’s accustomed to pulling off on an annual basis.
Morgan Moses is a starting-caliber offensive lineman in the NFL. How the five-man unit’s depth chart shakes out in August is something worth anticipating.
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