FLORHAM PARK, NJ ( Associated Press) — Disgruntled wide receiver Elijah Moore will sit out Sunday after requesting a trade in the New York Jets game against the Denver Broncos amid frustration over his short involvement in the team’s offense.
Coach Robert Saleh said Friday that “trading him is not an option,” but that Moore will not be with the team in Denver as the Jets, 4-2, and their best start to the season since 2015, their fourth straight Looking for victory.
Moore, a second-round pick out from Mississippi, took 43 catches as a rookie last year. The Jets have assigned him a training session for the next few days and he will rejoin the team on Monday.
“From my point of view, it doesn’t matter whether we agree or not, but from a mental point of view asking him to play a game of football would not be fair to him,” Saleh said. crew. “It’s strictly my decision.”
On Thursday, Saleh said the team freed Moore from practice so that he could be with his family and attend a personal matter. The wide receiver spent the day away from the facility and called to trade soon.
Moore is coming off a promising rookie season, during which he caught 43 passes for 538 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games, including six starts. But this season he has just 16 receptions for 203 yards and hasn’t scored in six games, all starts, while being part of an offense has focused more on getting the ball running in recent weeks. Is.
“For me, getting to know the person and knowing what he wants is what he wants to contribute,” Saleh said. “He’s a competitive guy. He’s a competitive guy. He feels like he can do more aggressively to help us across the board. And to me, that’s admirable. You want that in your guys.” Have that confidence and you know they can do more for the offense.”