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Jets GM Reveals Why They Didn’t Trade Elijah Moore

David Kaestle
Joe Douglas explains why the Jets didn't trade Elijah Moore.
Joe Douglas explains why the Jets didn't trade Elijah Moore. / Associated Press

The Jets decided not to move second-year wideout Elijah Moore on Tuesday's trade deadline despite his requests to be dealt from New York.

Moore has been frustrated with his lack of involvement in the team's offense, which has been stagnant at times this year, ranking just 18th in the NFL in points per game (22.0).

Jets GM Joe Douglas in a recent interview spoke about why the team elected not to trade the former Ole Miss product.

We love Elijah. We all stood on the table to take him high in the second round last year, and we think the world of him. Obviously, we're a football family and anytime there's an issue, we like to handle that in-house. But I was able to have a really good one-on-one conversation with Elijah. We think the world of him; we think he has a bright future as a New York Jet.

Jets GM Joe Douglas

Moore has just 16 receptions for 203 yards on the season, failing to catch a touchdown yet. It sounds like both the Jets and Moore expect those numbers to increase in the second half of the season for both of them to be happy.

They will have a tough test in Week 9, going up against arguably the best team in the NFL. The Jets are 12.5-point home underdogs in Week 9 against the Buffalo Bills, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's latest NFL odds.

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