Moore was the New York Jets’ second-round draft choice in April. Zach Wilson is now the only green draft pick left unsigned.
The New York Jets have signed second-round draft pick Elijah Moore to his rookie contract, the team announced on Wednesday night. Per ESPN’s Field Yates, the four-year rookie deal includes full guarantees in each of his first three seasons. Ian Rapoportof NFL Network claims that three-year salary amounts to just under $9 million.
Zach Wilson, Moore’s presumed franchise quarterback, is the only Jets draft pick who has yet to sign with the team, following their inking of Alijah Vera-Tucker on Tuesday night.
His New York status secure, Moore is set to join a revamped receivers room that features sophomore and fellow second-round pick Denzel Mims as well as free agent acquisitions Corey Davis and Keelan Cole and reigning slot target Jamison Crowder. Moore’s 189 receptions in college are currently good for third-best in Mississippi football history, tied with current Tennessee Titans star A.J. Brown. The 2,441 yards he earned in that span are good for third in program history.
“Moore is a dangerous playmaker who is a threat to score and rip off long gains on any reception,” WalterFootball’s Charlie Campbell said of Moore prior to the draft. “With his speed off the line and his second gear, Moore is fast through his route and his burst out of his breaks consistently creates separation. He is deadly on double moves because his route running and suddenness allow him to get open downfield while challenging defenses vertically.”
Moore has shown no hesitation sharing the wealth of his newfound NFL windfall; over the weekend, a video posted on his Instagram account documented a promise to his mother Elisa to pay off her debts while partying with friends and family off the coast of Miami.
Jets rookies reported to One Jets Drive in Florham Park for training camp on Tuesday, while veterans are set to arrive on July 27.
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