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Should the NY Jets re-sign or decline OT Morgan Moses?

NY Jets, Morgan Moses
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The NY Jets will be looking to make some changes to their offensive line this offseason, and one of those changes could see the departure of offensive tackle Morgan Moses.

Moses was signed by the Jets this past offseason with the expectation that he would come in and compete for the starting right tackle job. Although he didn't win the job coming out of training camp, he would still go on to play in all 17 games with the team.

Mekhi Becton's Week 1 injury forced George Fant over to left tackle which allowed Moses to take on the starting right tackle role. He battled through injuries, but Moses didn't miss a single game and mostly held down the fort.

Now scheduled to be a free agent, the Jets have a decision to make on his future. Should they bring him back? And if so, at what price?

Should the NY Jets re-sign Morgan Moses in the offseason?

Moses was a valuable player for the Jets this past season. He was, and has been, the model of stability and durability throughout his career. That was the case again in 2021.

Moses played through multiple injuries and proved his worth as one of the toughest players on the team. He finished with a 71.0 Pro Football Focus grade that ranked 40th among all qualified offensive tackles.

It was a step below his 2020 performance, but Moses was still a good player. The Jets would surely like to bring him back, however, that doesn't mean he's in their 2022 plans.

The Jets were able to sign Moses for so cheap last offseason given the untimely nature of his release. Even on the wrong side of 30, Moses should still command starter money on the open market.

Spotrac projects his market value at around three years, $23 million, or over $7 million. The Jets already have Mekhi Becton and George Fant, and there's a decent chance they turn to the 2022 NFL Draft in search of another young offensive tackle.

There may not be room for a player like Moses, who only has experience playing right tackle, on the roster, especially at that price tag. On top of that, he did have his fair share of struggles in pass protection in 2021.

Moses allowed a team-leading 49 pressures, a figure that ranked as the sixth-highest among all offensive tackles in the NFL. Of course, he was playing through injury for part of the year so that does have to be considered.

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Ultimately, Morgan Moses is a good player. But he doesn't really fit into the Jets' plans for 2022 and beyond and it's likely he'll receive a much better offer from another team in search of a reliable, stop-gap right tackle.

Verdict: Decline

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