The NY Jets could retain Morgan Moses for cheap
Moses’ 2020 campaign with Washington was the best season of his career, and his PFF grade that year remains his highest ever.
How much did it cost the Jets to bring him in following that season? Less than $4 million, making him just the 24th highest-paid right tackle in the league.
Now that he’s one year older and fresh off a 2021 season that, while still good, was not quite as good as the year prior, Moses would likely receive a similar amount of money, if not less. Although the timing of his free agency could impact things as well.
Moses’ explicit appreciation of the Jets’ organization is another factor to consider — if the guy likes playing here, he probably won’t force his way out for a chance at a very slight pay raise.
If the Jets can bring back Moses on a one-year, $3.5 million contract — basically the same one he got this year — the offensive line would have excellent tackle depth as well as an insurance policy if one of the tackles go down.
A key factor to consider about Moses, too, is his familiarity with the scheme. It usually takes weeks for an offensive lineman to grow accustomed to the playbook, the cadences, and general intricacies of the scheme, but Moses already knows the offense.
Less than $4 million for a healthy, accomplished player who knows the scheme and appreciates the organization is quite the bargain.
If the Jets want to still be competing in December, letting go of their talented depth for some extra cap space won’t get them there.