After a 2020 campaign that saw them go 2-14-0, the New York Jets are looking for a major improvement in the 2021 NFL season. One way they can do that is by limiting how often opposing defenders are getting to their quarterback. The Jets allowed 2.7 sacks per game in 2020 (24th), which isn't exactly a recipe for success. Fortunately, the team addressed the offensive line issues with its latest signing.
The Jets signed veteran free-agent offensive tackle Morgan Moses to a one year, $3.6 million contract on Friday night, according to NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport. Playing-time incentives could see the former 2014 third-round pick can earn up to $5.3 million in 2021.
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The signing is a big deal for Moses, who has spent the entirety of his seven-year NFL career with the Washington Football Team. He'll also bring some stability and consistency to the Jets' offensive line, especially when you consider that he hasn't missed a regular season game since his 2014 rookie campaign.
Moses played a total of 1,065 offensive snaps in 2020 for Washington, allowing 5 sacks while taking 6 penalties during that span. Pro Football Focus gave him an overall grade of 80.6 at the end of the season, which goes to show how efficient Moses is at protecting his quarterback. The 30-year-old tackle will need to be at the top of his game to give rookie quarterback Zach Wilson the best chance to succeed.
If Moses and the Jets hope to make the playoffs next season, there's still a long way to go. FanDuel Sportsbook has New York likely missing the postseason at -700 odds. Should they wind up making the playoffs, the Jets are a long shot to go all the way. They are tied for having the 3rd-worst odds to win Super Bowl 56 at +10000, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
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