NY Jets WR Elijah Moore named Week 11 Rookie of the Week

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The NY Jets have one of the most exciting young playmakers in the NFL in rookie wide receiver Elijah Moore. And following a standout performance in Week 11, Moore has been awarded for his efforts.

Moore was officially named the Pepsi Zero Sugar NFL Rookie of the Week on Thursday beating out Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons in a heated race.

The rookie wideout had a career day this past Sunday hauling eight catches for 141 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' Week 11 loss to the Miami Dolphins. He also added a 15-yard end-around to bring his scrimmage yard total to 156.

Moore was the most exciting player on the field for either team in Week 11. And now, he's become the second Jets player to win Rookie of the Week this year following Zach Wilson's performance in Week 4 that netted him the honor.

Elijah Moore is beginning to emerge as a star for the NY Jets

The 34th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Moore wasted little time making an impact this spring/summer and was one of the standouts of OTAs and training camp.

Unfortunately, a quad injury cut his summer short and he ended up missing pretty much all of August and the entire preseason. That missed time cost him valuable experience and could have contributed to his slow start.

Moore failed to do much earlier in the year recording just nine catches for 79 yards through his first five games. By the time Week 8 rolled around, Moore had under 80 receiving yards on the season.

But since then, the former Ole Miss star has come into his own. Moore has hauled in 24 catches for 336 yards and four touchdowns in his last four games emerging as likely the best playmaker on a Jets offense that has started to pick up steam.

The Jets somehow have the ninth-best passing offense in the entire NFL entering Week 12 and have totaled more overall yards than any NFL team since Week 8. That type of production wouldn't be possible without Moore.

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The Jets have found themselves a keeper in Elijah Moore.