New York Jets fans certainly hope Elijah Moore’s mastery translates from the sand to the turf this fall
Unlike Anakin Skywalker, it appears that Elijah Moore has no issue with sand.
The New York Jets‘ second-year receiver proved that there’s no offseason for big plays through his latest social media activity. Stationed in what appears to be Florida and apparently far from the chaos of the NFL offseason, vacation is anything but a rest period for the sophomore, whose Instagram story featured a stunning one-handed catch.
Elijah Moore is an absolute beast 🌊
(via IG/elijahmoore) pic.twitter.com/ApxDLahvFx
— Jets Videos (@snyjets) March 30, 2022
An account tagged in the temporary post indicates that Moore is training with Gold Fleet Global, a Fort Lauderdale-based training company that “specializes in changing the way athletes in every age group move in all sports”, per its official site.
Moore’s one-handed catch, earned without the gripped benefit of receiving gloves, would undoubtedly appear in SportsCenter’s nightly top 10 plays had it been earned in a game setting. The Ole Miss alum caps off the display with an athletic leap in the ocean, with some noting his curious decision to take the splash while still clad in his socks.
Such antics wowed hopeful Jets fans who are expecting big things from the receiver come this fall. Others, however, simply hope that Moore avoids a fate similar to former running back Robert Edwards, whose promising career in New England was cut short after blowing out his knee during a beachside flag football game during the 1999 Pro Bowl festivities in Hawaii.
While the Jets are reportedly exploring ways to add another big-play receiver before the 2022 season, hope and potential linger in Moore, the team’s second-round pick from last spring’s draft.
Though his freshman season was marred by injury, Moore still managed to earn 538 yards on 43 receptions, respectively good for ninth and seventh-best in Jets rookie history. Moore will set out to become the first drafted New York receiver to earn a 1,000-yard campaign since Jerricho Cotchery did so in 2007.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags