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Jets WR Elijah Moore says that he’s  “FACING PERSECUTION” amid trade saga

Written by Tony Ghaul

Elijah Moore may have added more fuel to the fire about wanting to leave the New York Jets. And again, it’s a cryptic tweet that’s left people to wonder what exactly is going through his mind.

The disgruntled wide receiver tweeted a photo of a book open to the scripture from 2 Corinthians 4:9 with the headline “FACING PERSECUTION.” Moore stated simply, “Thank you,” above the photo.

It appears that Moore believes he’s being persecuted for asking the Jets to trade him last week. QB Zach Wilson and Head Coach Robert Saleh are among those who’ve supported Moore publicly.

Former Jets coach Rex Ryan ripped Moore on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown.

“So Elijah Moore requests a trade after the team has won three straight games,” Ryan said. “What’s he played, 20 games in the league already? Are you kidding? You know how hard it is to win in this league? Elijah Moore, you need to grow up. I love the Jets. Always been a fan of the Jets. My dad coached there for eight years, I coached there for forever. I’m sorry, but this right here, I’m not a fan of yours.

Rex Ryan during ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” on Oct. 23, 2022. Photo courtsey of The New York Post

Saleh has stated emphatically that trading Moore is “not an option.”

Jets Head Coach Robert Saleh. Photo courtsey of New York Jets

Moore reportedly had a heated exchange with offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur about his usage in the Jets offense last week. He skipped practice and was granted a personal day and then asked for a trade Thursday.

Photo courtsey of Clutchpoints

Saleh said he expects Moore to play this week against the New England Patriots.

New York Jets WR Elijah Moore. Photo courtsey of New York Post

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