The Washington Football Team made a cutthroat decision this past offseason when they released longtime right tackle Morgan Moses.
While it was tough to see Moses leave, the move saved Washington $7.75 million in cap space and paved the way for the eventual selection of Sam Cosmi, who already looks like a stud, in the second round of April’s draft.
Any fans that hoped Moses would land on his feet with a functional franchise were left disappointed when he inked a one-year deal with the Jets, who had actually offered him a two-year deal worth more in guaranteed money.
Betting on yourself is always a risky move for athletes, but Moses’ play should position him for a significant pay day in 2022.
The only downside of that? Well, he plays for the Jets, who started their fourth (!) quarterback of the year on Sunday, good for the NFL lead.
When asked about the team’s QB turmoil before Week 11, Moses delivered a laugh-out-loud response citing his tenure in Ashburn.
Former Washington OT Morgan Moses is used to playing with different quarterbacks.
Welp, so much for Moses finding greener pastures, because Gang Green have made a mockery of themselves amid their ongoing QB carousel.
With No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson still sidelined with a knee injury, the Jets, much to the chagrin of their fans, have turned to veteran Joe Flacco, whom they acquired via trade from Philadelphia for a sixth-round draft pick.
After previously committing to Mike White, who captured the heart of NFL Twitter after his electric debut helped New York upset the Bengals back in Week 8, the Jets benched him after he tossed four INTs vs Buffalo in Week 10.
Robert Saleh cited the Dolphins’ exotic defense scheme as justification for benching White in favor of Flacco, which led fans to believe the franchise doesn’t want to interrupt its plans of starting Wilson in Week 12 vs Houston.
Had White started vs Miami and performed well, the Jets’ hands would have no other choice but to ride the hot hand.
Just to give you an idea of what Moses is going through right now.
Given all the dysfunction ensuing in East Rutherford, the 30-year-old is probably thinking his time in the DMV was a walk in the park!
During his seven-year run in Washington, Moses blocked for 10 different QBs. That number culminated in 2018 when four different gunslingers started under center for the Burgundy and Gold. If you only account for his final three seasons, Washington averaged 3.3 QBs per year, so his quote was nearly spot on.
The fact Moses was able to laugh this off just speaks to his character. Let’s hope the eighth-year pro makes it through the remaining schedule with a clean bill of health and gets the heck out of dodge (New York) at season’s end.