The New York Jets have made strides in upgrading their offensive line for rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, and another may be on the way. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, the Jets are considered the favorites to land free agent OT Morgan Moses and are making progress on a potential multi-year deal.
The #Jets and OT Morgan Moses are making progress on a potential multi-year deal, per source. Nothing done but Jets considered favorite and have made a compelling push to sign the seven-year veteran. Other teams have been involved, too.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 17, 2021
The addition of the former Washington lineman would be a massive one upfront. The seventh-year player has started every game since 2015 and would add sustainability and security to the line.
Moses is the best available offensive tackle, by far, and would take over the other tackle spot opposite the young star, Mekhi Becton. He has experience on both sides of the line, but is more suited for the right tackle spot. That works perfectly, as Becton is comfortable on the left.
Coming off a season in which he ranked 18th among tackles with a Pro Football Focus grade of 79.9, Moses would be a gem to add this late in the offseason. So, the seemingly aggressive push to sign him makes sense.
A deal has not yet been agreed upon or confirmed, but it appears as though the Jets will land the free agent. If a deal is finalized in the coming hours or days, the Jets’ offensive line will have taken a major step forward.