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New York Jets Announce Significant Decision On Wide Receiver Elijah Moore

Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore

The 4-2 New York Jets are one of the hottest teams in football right now.

Despite winning four of their last five games and three straight contests leading up to Week 7, reports surfacing yesterday noted that wide receiver Elijah Moore has asked to be traded. 

Today, Ian Rapoport announced that Moore will not play Sunday for the Jets in Denver after citing frustration with his role and usage.

"Not a surprise: #Jets coach Robert Saleh announces that WR Elijah Moore won't play on Sunday vs. the #Broncos," Ian Rapoport tweeted Friday morning.

Moore, a second-round pick of the Jets in 2021, caught 43 balls for New York in 2021 for 538 yards and five receiving touchdowns.

Through six games this season, the second-year receiver only has 16 receptions for 203 yards. 

The emergence of rookie Garrett Wilson has undoubtedly hampered Moore's production, as Wilson currently owns the team lead in targets, receptions and is tied for the team-lead in receiving touchdowns. 

Further, the Jets and quarterback Zach Wilson appear to prefer Corey Davis as a deep threat over Moore. Davis is currently averaging 18.5 yards per reception to Moore's 12.7, in addition to Davis also leading the Jets in total receiving yards. 

If Moore ends up on the trade block, there are several teams around the NFL that might look into exploring his potential.