Morgan Moses doesn’t sense dysfunction within the New York Jets
Back in May, the Washington Football Team released right tackle Morgan Moses in a move to save cap space. New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas quickly pounced at the opportunity to bring in a veteran, signing Moses to a one-year deal.
As a member of the Washington Football Team for seven seasons, Moses dealt with his fair share of incompetence when it came to an NFL organization. Historically, WFT owner Dan Snyder hasn’t had any trouble generating bad press about himself and his football team.
Whether it be the debate over the team’s nickname, defamation suits, or sexual assault allegations and coverups, Snyder hasn’t been a model owner in the NFL.
Unfortunately for Moses, his new team also hasn’t exactly been void of criticism either. For years, Woody Johnson has been one of the most scrutinized owners in all of sports, specifically for his handling of upper management and the coaching staff.
However, since becoming a New York Jet, Moses hasn’t seen any of that for himself.
“You hear the chatter in your ear about how bad the organization has been,” said Moses, following up by stating that he hasn’t witnessed that during his time in New York, per ESPN’s Rich Cimini.
Morgan Moses on whether he’d like to re-sign with the Jets: “You hear the chatter in your ear about how bad the organization has been,” but says he hasn’t witnessed that. Says he loves playing for the #Jets, but he will be a FA. pic.twitter.com/95O3gfgw9E
— Rich Cimini (@RichCimini) December 29, 2021
Moses entered Week 1 as a backup for the Jets. Before the end of Week 1’s game against Carolina, Moses was in at right tackle, as starter George Fant was tasked with taking over for an injured Mekhi Becton at left tackle. Since then, Moses has started all 14 games at right tackle.
He has undoubtedly been inconsistent, especially in pass protection, but Moses’ reliability and high floor of play have certainly helped the Jets’ offensive line in 2021.
While in contract negotiations with the Jets in June, Moses opted to take a one-year deal over a two-year deal. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the two-year offer was significant, but Moses decided to take a bet on himself instead.
With left tackle Mekhi Becton slated to make his return in 2022, George Fant will likely slot back in at right tackle where he played most of his snaps in 2020. The Jets also could potentially draft a tackle with one of their two first-round picks or bring back Moses after he gauges his interest on the open market.
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The important takeaway here, however, is the direction in which the Jets organization is moving.
With the hirings of Douglas and head coach Robert Saleh, Johnson has seemingly taken a back seat in the player personnel sector, which will allow the GM-HC duo a chance to build their team and their culture.
Positive player reviews like that of Morgan Moses’ are a sign that the revitalized culture is coming into fruition – and they could potentially attract future free agents as well.