A hot start has the Jets sitting at 4-2 with the team finally staring to take flight. Unfortunately not everyone is enjoying the recent success, or their lack of opportunities to contribute to the winning.
Winning Cures All, Right?
The New York Jets have steadily been an embarrassment since the Rex Ryan and Mark Sanchez days. The 2022 season has started with the Jets looking like a team on the rise, having a roster loaded with young talent excited to make a name for themselves.
The hot start got even more impressive when the Jets blew out Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. However, in the days following that incredible win there was one Jets player that was not in the celebratory mood.
Elijah Moore Requests A Trade
Instead of being happy with the winning, second year receiver Elijah Moore reportedly requested to be traded due to a lack of involvement in the offense. Moore finds himself ranked 6th in receptions on the team this season, and 5th in targets. And during the game against Green Bay he technically received 0 official targets as the only pass intended for him was negated by penalty.
Not the Only Nets WR to Want Out
Elijah Moore is not the first Jets wide receiver to request a trade this season. Back near the end of August Denzel Mims wanted out of New York for similar reasons, and his agent requested a trade on his behalf. Obviously no trade was ever made, as Mims finds himself on the Jets roster, disgruntled with a lack of playing time. In fact, he’s been inactive all six weeks of the season so far.
Possible Win-Win Scenario?
Coach Robert Salah did announce that Denzel Mims will be active on Sunday, however he would not commit to whether or not Mims will be in the starting lineup.
Perhaps Mims will willingly step into the role, and Jets management can field trade offers for Elijah Moore. The team never got an offer enticing enough to trade Mims, but Moore is the better player and could yield a big enough return for the team to pull the trigger on a trade.
Time will tell, but crazy to think that even during good times, things are never “good” with the New York Jets.