This Packers-Jets Trade Sends WR Elijah Moore To Green Bay

Elijah Moore, Packers, Jets
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The New York Jets have gotten off to a much stronger-than-anticipated start this season as they are 5-3 heading into their big-time showdown with the Buffalo Bills in Week 9. Winning at that clip is not an easy task in the NFL as Joe Douglas and Robert Saleh have done an excellent job rebuilding the culture and franchise for Gang Green. Could a trade with the Green Bay Packers be on the horizon?

However, some people don’t seem to be all the way bought in. One of those players is wide receiver, Elijah Moore. The 2021 second-round pick requested a trade a few weeks ago because of the diminished role he was seeing in the offense. A player wanting more chances to perform is nothing new, but the request coming amid a four-game winning streak was certainly unexpected.

The Jets have said they have no plans on moving Moore ahead of the deadline this afternoon. Saleh has gone on record saying that he will remain with the team beyond the trade deadline, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be teams that try and pry him away from New York.

One of the teams that should do their damndest to acquire him is the Green Bay Packers. Desperate for wide receiver help, Green Bay would be smart to aggressively pursue Moore as he could blossom into a go-to receiver for the team down the road.

The Ole Miss product showed during his rookie season that he is capable of being a productive player, catching 43 passes for 538 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games. While another youngster may not be what Aaron Rodgers wants, Moore at least has a track record of performance at the NFL level, something the rest of the Packers’ current healthy wide receivers can’t say outside of Sammy Watkins.

Since the Jets don’t want to move Moore, they will have to be blown away by an offer. If the Packers exhaust all of their other options and want to take a swing here, it will have to be with an aggressive offer.

A third and fourth-round pick would be a good start for negotiating. The most Green Bay should offer is a second and fourth-round pick. Anything above that and they could make a call to the Denver Broncos and inquire about Jerry Jeudy or the Carolina Panthers for D.J. Moore, a bonafide No. 1 passing option.