New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore requested a trade midway through the 2022 season, and seeing how this offseason has gone, it’s safe to assume that he still wants to find another team. The Mississippi product had a strong rookie season, but struggled to find the field in Year 2. His 2023 with the Jets is effectively already over, as he made the crucial mistake of not being friends with Aaron Rodgers. Now, with Garrett Wilson and Allen Lazard firmly ahead of him on the depth chart, both sides would benefit from a fresh start. Moore hasn’t consistently played up to his talent, but it’s safe to assume that some team out there would be willing to roll the dice on his potential.
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Top 5 Elijah Moore Trade Fits, Ranked
1. Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers need a wide receiver, and they’re clearly trying to get younger with Jordan Love at the helm. So, why shouldn’t they go after a former second-round pick that can likely be acquired for pennies on the dollar? The Packers need to find out what they have in Love, and the best way to determine if he’s a starting-caliber quarterback is to give him the tools required to succeed. Christian Watson showed some promise last year, and if both of these players build on what they’ve shown early, they could turn into a strong, cost-controlled duo.
2. Tennessee Titans
The Tennessee Titans are not going to be good next year. After a terrible finish to 2022, the team has parted ways with several longtime veterans and appear to be building towards the future. The jury is still out on Treylon Burks, but the 2022 first-round pick played well when on the field. Combining him with Elijah Moore via trade would give the Titans a wide receiver duo with one of the higher ceilings in the league. With Ryan Tannehill still under center, perhaps a team with this offense could surprise in a weak AFC South.
3. Baltimore Ravens
The past few weeks have not been fun for Ravens fans. With Lamar Jackson’s future still undetermined, the team needs to start building the rest of their roster. Outside of quarterback, the Ravens biggest need is easily wide receiver. Elijah Moore wouldn’t fix this atrocious depth chart all by himself, but adding him would be a good first step toward fielding a competent unit.
4. Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys proved that they will not shy away from making a big splash to fill their roster needs. While somebody like Odell Beckham remains the most likely answer at wide receiver, Elijah Moore would be a good fallback option if the team cannot sign a bigger name. Moore will never be the top option as long as CeeDee Lamb is around, but he has the talent to beat out Michael Gallup for targets.
5. Carolina Panthers
The Carolina Panthers current boast what is likely the worst group of wide receivers in the NFL. With D.J. Moore now in Chicago, the best pass-catcher on this team is probably Terrace Marshall. That is pretty terrible, and the Panthers desperately need to bring in some talent if they want to give their rookie quarterback any chance of succeeding. Just like with Baltimore, an Elijah Moore trade will not fix this entire depth chart on its own, but he can be a solid building block for the future.
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