Eagles Rumors: AJ Brown recruiting another receiver to Philadelphia?
Eagles WR AJ Brown has been one of the driving forces behind Philadelphia’s impressive 6-0 start, and he may be recruiting an old teammate to join him for the ride.
Jets WR Elijah Moore has officially requested a trade from the New York Jets just one year after being selected No. 34 overall. After recording 43 receptions for 538 yards and five TDs as a rookie, Moore is seemingly frustrated with his usage, or lack thereof, in the offense thus far in 2022.
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Before being drafted, Moore played college football at Ole Miss — the same school as AJ Brown. In fact, Brown served as Moore’s player host during a recruiting visit in 2017. Moore eventually moved into Brown’s apartment, and the two have formed a bond ever since.
“To see another grown man go through it, too, he [Brown] became like a big brother,” said Moore. “I wouldn’t even call it a friendship. It’s family. The things we’ve been through, the things we talk about, it has real substance. That’s someone who is connected to me in a way that’s more than — he’s blood.”
Years later, AJ Brown appears to be in support of his former roommate finding a new opportunity elsewhere.
#FreeElijah https://t.co/iygU4l7fyY— AJ Brown (@1kalwaysopen_) October 20, 2022
The chances of Moore reuniting with Brown in Philadelphia are slim, considering the Eagles have several playmakers at the position. If he’s unhappy with the target share in New York, he wouldn’t be much happier sharing the ball with Brown, DeVonta Smith, and Dallas Goedert.
Moore is the second Jets’ pass-catcher to ask out of New York this season; Denzel Mims made a trade request of his own in August. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport has reported that the Jets have no intention of moving the former second-rounder.
Scouting report on Elijah Moore via The Draft Network:
“Elijah Moore has aligned outside and in the slot. He is a dynamic athlete with excellent agility and quickness. In the passing game, he is still a little raw as a route-runner but is a threat to score whenever he touches the ball. He demonstrates the toughness to catch the ball in traffic. He won’t give you much as a stalk blocker in the run game. He is always a big-play threat due to his excellent run after catch potential.”
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Elijah Moore goes 62 YARDS for the @nyjets TD! #TakeFlight— NFL (@NFL) November 21, 2021
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