Elijah Moore shows off new truck and calls Antonio Brown an inspiration in Instagram interview
For the past few weeks, New York Jets rookie wide receiver Elijah Moore has been out of the limelight. After a hot stretch in which he scored six touchdowns in seven games, Moore was sidelined by a quad injury that has forced him to miss the last four games.
During his absence away from the football field, Moore shared a ride-along interview in his new custom truck, a white Ram pickup with red rims. In the video posted on Moore’s Instagram account (@e_moore03), Moore revealed his inspirations growing up, some of his hobbies off the field, and what he thought about football as a kid.
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“I love to workout. That’s one of my main things to express myself. I be on the games a little bit, but not too much,” said Moore of his favorite things to do off the field. “Talk on the phone, watch movies. I’m a big movie guy.”
Regarding his inspirations, Moore said, “I definitely looked up to Antonio Brown growing up, Odell [Beckham Jr.] growing up. All the great wide receivers, like Randy Moss, Jerry Rice. Those were like my main dudes, but really, for me, Antonio Brown. He’s from where I’m from, so he was one person I really locked in and had a chance to tap in with,” said Moore.
Though he looked up to Brown growing up, the connection as players goes even deeper. Moore actually drew comparisons to Brown pre-draft and prior to the season. The two have very similar attributes, especially when you consider their size, speed, and elite route running among many other things.
Moore was also asked about what he would be doing now if it wasn’t for football and his career in the NFL.
“I feel like I would be playing another sport or something. I was real big into track. Growing up, I hated football. My brother is the one that got me into it,” said Moore. “I used to be in love with basketball, but then I realized I wasn’t going to be six-foot ever. I feel like I’d be running track or something. Track, soccer, baseball.”
Moore still has a chance to play on Sunday in the Jets’ season finale against the Bills, but he would first need to be activated off injured reserve. Even if he doesn’t play Week 18, Moore has already proven he can be a star for the Jets.
As for Moore’s brother, thank you for getting Elijah into football. Jets fans will forever be indebted to you.