Elijah Moore, a wide receiver for the New York Jets, asked to be traded on Thursday because he didn’t like not being used in the offense. This was confirmed by a source who knows about the situation for ESPN.
Whose News Broke on NFL Network
Moore’s request, which was first reported by NFL Network, came on a day when he was taken home before practice for what the organization referred to as a “personal day.”
In short remarks to reporters on the field, Coach Robert Saleh indicated that Moore was excused because of a family problem.
According to many sources, Moore’s departure was related to his being dissatisfied with his utilization, and one of these sources said that he voiced his discontent to various members of the organization.
As a result of the situation’s escalation, Saleh and offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur concluded that it would be in everyone’s best interest if Moore took a day off from the facility to allow his emotions, as well as theirs, to calm down.
According to a reliable source, the New York Jets are not thinking about making any trades. The deadline for dealing in the NFL is on November 1.
Moore, who is scheduled to be the second-round selection in 2021, is the second wide receiver for the Jets to seek a trade in the previous two months. After the preseason, Denzel Mims, who is projected to go in the second round in 2020, submitted his request.
“As of right now, it’s still on the table,” Mims said in an interview broadcast Thursday on ESPN. The Jets may elect to bench Moore for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos.
Which would force the Jets to use Mims, who had been a healthy scratch for the first six games. Moore’s annoyance had been building up for many weeks, but it was not until Sunday night that it was brought to everyone’s attention.
Moore Tweeted About the Packers Win
Moore tweeted his emotions a few hours after the Green Bay Packers were defeated 27-10 in a game in which he did not have any official targets. The game in question took place on Sunday.
“If I say what I want to say I’ll be the selfish guy we win. Grateful! Huge blessing! All I ever wanted. Butter is sweet for me, but I will be solid. So, I’ll just stay quiet Just know I don’t understand either.”
“If I say what I want to say.
I’ll be the selfish guy we are winning.” On Wednesday, Moore did not make himself accessible to respond to the statements that were made. Two mysterious tweets were sent out by him on Thursday, just a few minutes before the Jets got to the practice field.
The initial tweet had the message “Love my colleagues!” The second tweet, which has since been removed, said, “God, I need instruction.” Moore, who had a promising first year, has not had a great season this year, with just 16 catches and no touchdowns to his name.
Moore has been brought up to speed by both Saleh and LaFleur on the situation. On Monday, Saleh praised Moore’s character and referred to the tweet in doing so. She noted, though, that “sometimes errors happen.”
“We’ve had frank talks,” LaFleur said Thursday. “We’re going to keep everything in-house.” LaFleur chose not to go into details when asked about the reasons why Moore is not being given additional opportunities.
According to data compiled by ESPN Stats & Information, despite having completed the most routes (215), he ranks sixth among his teammates in terms of total catches.
LaFleur said on the receivers, “We want those guys to be competitive, and we want them to want the ball.” “He plays a significant role in that endeavor, and we’re going to do what we believe to be the greatest way to score points and win football games,” said the coach.
We are Winning Games
Quarterback Zach Wilson stated he “will simply keep supporting Moore. He has our love. I am aware of the significance he has for this squad. We are going to make every effort we can.
We’re winning games, we’re having a lot of fun, and we’re going to keep learning and developing together while also letting him know how much I need him.” Wilson said that the Jets have just not been throwing as much as of late, with only 39 attempts in the previous two games.
This, according to Wilson, is the cause of the fall in Moore’s output. Wilson said, “It’s not a situation where I’m trying to avoid him or whatever it is, because he’s a tremendous player,” as he was referring to the opponent.
“I’m just going through the motions of my progressions. We never stop discussing routes and the many ways in which we might improve things every week. It requires patience and faith in the process.
The previous week, I was only able to complete 10 passes, but it is all good since we won the game. I adore him, and I want him to know how important he is to the success of our group.” The Jets are off to their best start since 2015, now sitting at 4-2 and having won three in a row.
They have made significant strides since the beginning of the previous season, as seen by the fact that they now rank 10th in scoring and 17th in total yards. When asked whether Moore is going to come clean, LaFleur dodged the question and said, “A lot of circumstances play into it.”
He did not wish to share information, citing competitive grounds as his justification. A.J. Brown, a wide receiver with the Philadelphia Eagles and a close friend of Moore’s, gave his opinion on the tweet that has since been removed.
Brown tweeted the following accompanied by a picture of him and Moore: “One of the most powerful persons I’ve ever met. Tough times tend to pass, but tough individuals tend to stick around.
We can have a cheerful countenance in the face of difficult circumstances because we know that God is in control of the battle. I’ll meet you soon and send my love.”