The New York Jets and free-agent offensive lineman Morgan Moses have reportedly agreed on a one-year deal Friday afternoon.
The New York Jets and free-agent offensive lineman Morgan Moses have agreed on a one-year pact, per The Washington Post‘s Sam Fortier.
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.
Feeling better and better everyday about RG. Fant as the backup tackle let Lewis Van Roten n Clark fight for RG …. We might actually have 5 competent starters and a couple backups who can actually play !!!! With this scheme and staff and now this I don’t think Wilson will be running for his life on every play !
Rapoprt said 5.3m, so id say that means he and fant can battle for the job in tc. I hope. Fant wins, moses at RG, we’d be set. It could happen
How nuts is the depth today compared to where it was last year? At OL and DL.
Unreal. Maybe the best overall offseason ive ever seen as a jets fan. That DL gets me so hyped
The Moses acquisition is possible because of good CAP management
Douglas May not be done
Zero legit Edges this time last year. Now an elite dude in Lawson, an efficient spot rusher in Curry, a possible guy in Huff, and we’ll see who else. And thats just Edge. The middle is scary!
Yeah, and it doesn’t look good for Chuma.
Sadly. That sucks to see a 3rd rounder not even become a solid depth piece, let alone a starter
Chuma’s skill set is a good match for this Offense but he is running out of time. McDermott is not good but versatile
Still rolling with this (but if they keep a ninth, which is likely, it’ll come down to Lewis vs. Clark): https://jetsxfactor.com/2021/06/20/new-york-jets-53-man-roster-prediction-post-minicamp-edition/
My best guess right now is this:
Clark will probably be PS eligible. (Editing this comment to TEST whether or not the site lets others know somebody edited a comment.)
Nailed it, will compare in September
At least one guy will go down this summer.