Jets trading Elijah Moore to Cleveland Browns
What it means:
The New York Jets are trading wide receiver Elijah Moore and a 2023 third-round pick (No. 74) to the Cleveland Browns for a 2023 second-round pick (No. 42). Moore became expendable after the Jets signed Mecole Hardman and Allen Lazard in free agency. He will have an easier path to playing time in Cleveland, as Donovan Peoples-Jones and David Bell are currently the only competition for the No. 2 receiver job behind Amari Cooper. Moore had a promising rookie season in 2021 after being selected with the No. 34 overall pick, but his second campaign was marred by an unfulfilled trade request that resulted in being benched and made inactive. Moore had 43 receptions on 77 targets for 538 yards and 5 touchdowns across 11 appearances as a rookie, but he only caught 37 passes on 65 targets for 446 yards and 1 touchdowns in 16 games last year. He averaged an inefficient 6.9 yards per target and 1.23 yards per route run over those two seasons.