In this series, we’ll be highlighting a different player from the storied past of the New York Jets. Today, we take a look at wide receiver Rob Moore.
He only spent five seasons with the Gang Green, but Rob Moore still made his mark on New York Jets history with the numbers he put up over that stretch.
One of two players chosen in the 1990 NFL Supplemental Draft, Moore followed up his solid career at Syracuse by making an immediate impact for the Jets at the next level. He started 13 games as a rookie, hauling in 44 passes for 692 yards and six touchdowns, showing off his big-play ability by averaging 15.7 yards per reception.
In his second season, Moore started all 16 games for the Jets, and his numbers saw a considerable increase in both catches (70) and yards (987). He added five more touchdown receptions that year, as well.
Moore’s best season with the Jets was his last, as he racked up 1,010 yards on 78 receptions, hauling in another six touchdowns. That showing led to the first Pro Bowl nod of his career, and the only one he would get as a member of the Jets.
After leaving New York, Moore would go on to have five more productive seasons with the Arizona Cardinals, including a career year in 1994 that led to his only first-team All-Pro selection. That year, he posted career highs in all three major receiver categories, catching 97 passes for 1,584 yards and eight touchdowns.
While Moore split his 10-year NFL career between two different places, he’ll always hold a special place in the heart of Jets fans everywhere for the contributions he made over his five seasons in New York.