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3 reasons the NY Jets should re-sign Morgan Moses this offseason

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Morgan Moses is a known asset for the NY Jets

Jets fans rejoiced last June when Douglas brought Morgan Moses in. That’s because he was and continues to be a rock-solid offensive tackle.

Moses received a borderline-elite Pro Football Focus (PFF) grade of 80.6 in 2020 for Washington and responded with another solid year this season, receiving a 71.0.

Beyond these past two seasons, Moses has received at least a 65.0 grade in six of the past seven seasons, indicating that he’s never really been the weak link of an offensive line.

Speaking of consistency, Moses has suited up for an astonishing 113 of 113 games over the past seven regular seasons. To say the 6-foot-6 giant is durable would be an understatement.

Clearly, Moses is a terrific asset for any team on the field. But what about off the field? The UVA product has not been reported to have any behavioral issues whatsoever and his attitude seems to be only positive. 

Moses even announced in December that his time with the Jets “has been amazing.” In a post-practice press conference, the 30-year-old noted that he has “a lot of football left to play” and that he’s “had a lot of fun with the players” in New York.

Moses’ play, health, and mindset make him a valuable piece of this offensive line. But what about the other pieces on that line? Where do Mekhi Becton and George Fant go if Moses stays?

What makes Moses such an important link in the chain is his lack of question marks. That cannot be said for fellow tackles, Becton and Fant. Becton only played in one game all season in 2021 and sat out a handful of games as a rookie the previous year, too.

Fant had an elite season at left tackle for the Jets this year, but he has never been more than a mediocre/average tackle before 2021. Who is to say he continues this sudden change in play? Not to mention he’s played in just two full seasons in his career.

Moses, on the other hand, hasn’t missed a game since his 2014 rookie campaign and has been a plus player ever since.

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