New York Jets & Cleveland Browns Complete Trade

The New York Jets have traded wide receiver Elijah Moore and a 2023 third-round pick to the Cleveland Browns for 2023 second-round pick.

This move was expected as the Jets had already signed free agent wide receivers Allen Lazard and Mecole Hardman earlier in the offseason, making their receiving corps quite crowded.

Moore was drafted by the Jets in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft and had a solid rookie season, recording 43 receptions for 538 yards and five touchdowns in 11 games.

However, his performance in his second year was not as impressive, as he only caught 37 of 65 targets for 446 yards and one touchdown across all 16 games, although poor quarterback play should also take some of the blame.

Despite being viewed as an important piece for the Jets' future, Moore's departure from the team after just two seasons suggests that the Jets are prioritizing their rebuilding efforts and future draft capital.

The Jets' decision to trade Moore could also signal the potential departure of Jets receiver Corey Davis.

With the trade, Moore will have a fresh start with the Cleveland Browns and will likely compete with Donovan Peoples-Jones and David Bell for a significant role behind Amari Cooper.

While Moore's productivity has been subpar in recent times, a change of scenery may reinvigorate his career in Cleveland, although his success there is not guaranteed. However, he's still just 22-years old, so he has plenty of time to turn his game around. Photo Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports