NY Jets put an end to offseason madness with brilliant Morgan Moses trade

The Jets did something! A good something!

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The NY Jets have made their savviest and most important move of the offseason to date, acquiring offensive tackle Morgan Moses in a trade with the Baltimore Ravens.

ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Moses, who previously spent time with the Jets in 2021, is returning to Florham Park in exchange for a swap of fourth-round picks and a sixth-round compensatory pick.

The Jets will send the No. 112 overall pick (fourth round) and the No. 218 overall pick (sixth round) to the Ravens for Moses and the No. 134 overall pick (fourth round). That's exceptional value for a player who figures to slot in as the team's new starting right tackle.

Moses spent the last two seasons with the Ravens, starting 31 games at right tackle. He's set to carry a cap hit of just $5.5 million in 2024 — exceptional value for an above-average starter.

The Morgan Moses trade is a steal for the NY Jets

A former third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Moses spent the first seven years of his career in Washington before joining the Jets in 2021. The Virginia native would essentially start all 17 games for the Jets that season, filling in for the injured Mekhi Becton.

Despite putting together a strong campaign, the Jets let Moses walk in the offseason — a decision that made sense at the time, but it's one they likely regret in hindsight.

In two seasons as the Ravens' starting right tackle, Moses has posted excellent Pro Football Focus grades of 78.8 (13th out of 81 qualifiers) and 80.4 (10th out of 81 qualifiers). He's one of just six offensive tackles in the NFL to post PFF pass-block and run-block grades north of 75.0 in 2023.

The Jets already signed former Ravens left guard John Simpson to a two-year contract on Monday. They've now added 40 percent of the Ravens' 2023 starting offensive line to their roster.

Say what you want about Joe Douglas. Maybe the guy can't draft. Maybe his hit rate in free agency is atrocious. But man, this dude can trade.

The Morgan Moses trade is yet another brilliant swap in a long line of Douglas deals. The Jets are finally back on the board this offseason, and it's with their best move yet.