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3 second-year NY Jets players primed for a big season in 2022

NY Jets, Zach Wilson
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NY Jets, Elijah Moore
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2. Elijah Moore, WR, NY Jets

Elijah Moore wasted little time showing the Jets and everyone else how special he was. From the moment he arrived at Florham Park, Moore stole the show and was an early standout from OTAs and training camp.

Fans were understandably excited to see Moore step on the field come the regular season, but the former Ole Miss star didn't have the start many expected him to.

Moore managed just nine catches for 79 yards through the first six weeks of the season as the Jets struggled to get him involved in the offense. Eventually, however, Moore found his groove.

From Week 7 to Week 13, Moore hauled in 34 catches for 459 yards and five touchdowns averaging nearly 80 yards per game. This was despite lackluster quarterback play and injuries decimating the rest of the roster.

The injury bug caught up to Moore as well as he landed on the injured reserve with a quad injury following Week 13. If not for that injury, there's no telling the stat line Moore might have put up as a rookie.

Entering 2022, hopes are high that Moore could continue his ascension toward stardom. As long as he could work with some halfway decent quarterback play, Moore could end up as the Jets' first 1,000-yard receiver since 2015.

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