Ravens sign new starting RT Morgan Moses in excellent value deal

Ravens, Morgan Moses (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Ravens, Morgan Moses (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) /

The Baltimore Ravens went into free agency looking to secure an offensive line upgrade, and they did so on Tuesday night signing former New York Jets offensive tackle Morgan Moses.

As first reported by The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec, the Ravens are signing Moses to a very affordable three-year, $15 million contract. The expectation is that he will be the team’s new starting right tackle.

Moses doesn’t have experience playing left tackle and has solely played on the right side in his NFL career. He’s done so at a pretty high level for a long time too.

After seven seasons in Washington, Moses joined the Jets last offseason and went on to play all 17 games serving as the team’s starting right tackle. Now, he’s found a new home in Baltimore.

The Ravens made an excellent value signing with Morgan Moses

A third-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Moses took over the starting right tackle job in Washington in his second NFL season. He went on to start 96 consecutive games with the team serving as one of the most reliable and consistent tackles in the league.

Following the addition of Sam Cosmi in the 2021 NFL Draft, Washington made the somewhat surprising decision to release Moses. He wasn’t out of work for long, however, signing on with the Jets and filling their hole at right tackle.

The 31-year-old hasn’t missed a game since his rookie season in 2014 and is still a rock-solid starting right tackle. Moses finished the 2021 season with a Pro Football Focus grade of 71.0 that ranked 40th among all tackles in the NFL.

This came one year after a standout 2020 season that saw him record a PFF grade of 79.9 that ranked 18th at his position. Moses remains an (at-worst) average starter with remarkable durability.

The Ravens were looking to bolster their offensive tackle depth this offseason, and Moses does just that. He isn’t the most versatile player and the Ravens could still look to add depth behind Ronnie Stanley, but he does give the team a surefire starter at right tackle.

Ja’Waun James is a wild card and Patrick Mekari might be asked to play center with Bradley Bozeman likely departing.

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Morgan Moses is the Ravens’ new starting right tackle. And at just $5 million a year, this is an absolute steal for Eric DeCosta and company.