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Elijah Moore’s New York Jets future is up in the air

The vibes around the 4-2 New York Jets were nearly flawless – until Elijah Moore decided to pull the spotlight upon himself.

Following the Jets’ 27-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers, Moore took to Twitter with a post in which he complained about his lack of targets. Later in the week, it was reported that Moore has requested a trade due to frustrations with his role in the offense. Head coach Robert Saleh then announced that Moore will not play in this week’s game against the Denver Broncos.

Moore is averaging 4.8 targets per game this season, with 29 in six games. Against Green Bay, Moore finished the game with zero targets (although one target was negated due to a penalty).

How do the Jets handle Moore going forward? Do they try to mend things, keeping him on the bench until he cools off and is ready to rejoin the team? Or, do they trade him?

On the latest episode of the Cool Your Jets podcast, Robby Sabo joins the show to discuss the Moore situation and how the Jets should handle it.

Plus, we preview the Jets’ upcoming game against a reeling Broncos team. Russell Wilson and the 2-4 Broncos are struggling mightily to put up points, but Denver’s defense is elite. How can the Jets ensure the Denver offense does not have its breakout game? What is the ideal gameplan for Mike LaFleur to achieve success against the Broncos’ elite defense?

All of this and more is discussed on the newest CYJ.

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Edward Kirby
Edward Kirby
1 month ago

All of this was pretty much explained (long before it broke out in a trade request) right here:

NY Jets offense makes huge change in win over Packers (jetsxfactor.com)

From that article:

“Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore has been the primary victim of the Jets’ recent slice in 11 usage. After playing 90% of the team’s snaps over his first four games, Moore played a season-low 66% in Week 5 and followed that up with a season-low 58% in Week 6.”

However:

“In this week’s game against Green Bay, Zach Wilson and the Jets’ receivers were struggling while Breece Hall and the Jets’ run blockers were thriving. So, LaFleur leaned into what was working. But there will be other games when Wilson is cooking and his receivers are consistently winning their matchups. When that happens, LaFleur must be ready to tilt the snap-count pendulum away from the tight ends and toward the wide receivers.”

Moore seems to be having difficulty understanding that.

Mike Palazzo
Mike Palazzo
1 month ago

Not a Smart idea for Moore to air his issues on social media. I say bench him till he cools down. (That’s IF he cools down) The Jets aren’t going to be hurting without him. He was ployed mainly as a decoy anyways. I am hoping they give Mims a shot to redeem himself and put up some regular season tape for other teams. If Mims still wants out of NY then he will have to put in a great effort to impress the rest of the NFL. From here on in could be the opportunity Mims has been waiting for.

wjm12549@yahoo.com
wjm12549@yahoo.com
1 month ago

jeezuz, blood in the water for the internet sharks, this guy is a kid and a good one, I think the Jets will give him the chance to fix this and I’m pretty sure his teammates will help him, we all make mistakes

Peter Buell
Peter Buell
1 month ago

Everyone keeps saying what a good kid he is but who knows him?
He just took the best start to s season on a team that hasn’t made the playoffs in 10 years and turned everything upside down..
You can’t have one player working against the group.
IMO he dosent play till he apologizes to the team.
We could use a safety o-lineman or LB. If JD can pull his magic he gets traded, if not he sits and Mims gets another chance.