New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore, who’s been frustrated for his lack of targets in the offense, has requested a trade On Thursday, according to a report from NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Moore’s request came on a day in which he was sent home before practice for what the team called a “personal day.” Coach Robert Saleh, in brief comments to reporters on the field, said Moore was excused because of a family issue:
Moore was drafted the Jets in the second-round of the 2021 Draft. He becomes the second Jets wide receiver in the past two months to request a trade. Denzel Mims, the team’s second-round pick in 2020 made his request prior to the start of the regular season.
Moore’s frustration became public following the Jets’ 27-10 victory over the Green Bay Packers last Sunday.
“If I say what I really wanna say … I’ll be the selfish guy… we winning. Grateful! Huge blessing! All I ever wanted. Butter sweet for me em but I’ll be solid. So I’ll just stay quiet Just know I don’t understand either.”
The Jets (4-2), winners of three straight, are off to their best start since 2015. They’re ranked 17th in total yards and 10th in scoring, dramatic improvements from last season.