Ravens should pursue Morgan Moses trade after Patrick Mekari injury

Morgan Moses, Ravens (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images)
Morgan Moses, Ravens (Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens‘ front office has been kept busy this season with injuries constantly plaguing the team’s starting roster (and the inevitable trade speculation that follows), but here’s one more player for them to consider:

New York Jets offensive tackle Morgan Moses.

After Patrick Mekari’s injury in Week 7, the Ravens have a very good reason to pursue offensive line depth on the market. Philadelphia Eagles’ Andre Dillard presents one potential option; Morgan Moses presents another.

Justin Fried of The Jet Press stated it was “highly unlikely that the Jets consider dealing Moses,” but given the Jets’ current downward trajectory, there’s still a slim chance the Ravens could poach a good player from a, er, bad team.

Currently, Baltimore only has second-year pro Tyre Phillips as a starting option at right tackle — all other backups and practice squad players don’t offer enough quality, reliability, or both.

Moses, currently signed to a one-year deal by the Jets, has a track record of both staying healthy and playing well. The veteran tackle played 100 percent of offensive snaps in the last five games for New York, and he has seven years of pro experience under his belt.

The Ravens should give New York Jets a call about Morgan Moses

From 2015-2020, Moses started and played in every regular-season game for the Washington Football Team. For Baltimore, a team that has been pounded and pounded by injury blows this season, having Moses’ consistency could be a good luck charm for the rest of the season.

The looming issue, as Fried points out in his article, is that the Jets have no one to replace Moses, and New York’s offensive line isn’t teeming with quality options either.

Even as the dumpster fire rages on in New York, the Jets may not be as keen to sell players as they have in the past.

The acquisition of Ravens legend Joe Flacco provides some hope for New York to push forward this season, and once Zach Wilson returns from injury, the Jets will still want a strong offensive line protecting their presumable quarterback of the future.

The Ravens are in a much, much different situation than the Jets in that they are legitimate Super Bowl contenders this year.

That much could be enough to lure Moses away (along with a Day 3 draft pick), but as with any trade, there are always factors out of Baltimore’s control.

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Morgan Moses could be the Ravens’ starting right tackle only if the Jets are willing to let him go. As bad as the Jets are this season, that’s a big if.