Elijah Moore Hauls in Insane One-Handed Catch That Goes Viral [WATCH]

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Getty New York Jets wide receiver Elijah Moore making a play during a contest versus the New England Patriots.

Well if anyone was truly wondering whether or not Elijah Moore was capable of being a true No. 1 wide receiver for the New York Jets, that talk was officially put to bed this week.

The second-year wideout just turned 22 last week and has been working out in the Miami area. During his free time, Moore has been chilling at the beach and hanging out with fans.

Although apparently, waves weren’t the only thing he was catching this week.

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You Have Got to Be Kidding Me

Moore recently posted on Instagram an insane one-handed catch he made on the beach.

The former Ole Miss stud was in some tight one-on-one coverage but was able to go airborne to come down with the ridiculous reception.

A lot of people have criticized Moore’s size (5-foot-10, 178 pounds) but his hops were on full display in this viral clip.

He ‘rose above the rim’ as scouts like to say and used his left hand to make the catch. After securing the SportsCenter top-10 worthy play, Moore smiled started to celebrate, and did a flip into the water.

Fans Actual Reactions

While the play was certainly cool and made a lot of people’s jaws drop, that wasn’t the first reaction by a lot of Jets fans.

After all the injuries the Jets suffered last year, it is natural for fans to be concerned when players from their favorite team are putting themselves in harm’s way.

That is especially true when you consider Moore missed six games last season due to injury. Despite missing time, he showed enough glimpses that have fans excited about the 2022 season:

  • 43 receptions
  • 538 yards
  • Six total touchdowns

The green and white’s top three wideouts are solid with Corey Davis, Braxton Berrios, and the aforementioned Moore. However, the Jets aren’t satisfied with that trio, throughout this offseason they have been sniffing around some serious potential upgrades at the position.

Just because they haven’t hit yet, that doesn’t mean the hunt is over.

Rich Cimini of ESPN was on The Michael Kay Show this week and said as much, “the Jets are trying to make another big splash for a wide receiver” based on conversations he had at the NFL’s owners’ meetings.

If you’re wondering which wide receiver is the next to be traded and could be a target of the Jets, keep an eye on Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf.

While they have said publically they have every intention of keeping him long-term as he heads into the final year of his rookie contract, that is the same exact thing they said before trading away Russell Wilson.

The Jets have already made a trade call to the Seahawks, but Seattle has indicated he isn’t available. Although in what has turned out to be the craziest NFL offseason of all time, you can never say never.

There were a few interesting tidbits from Cimini’s appearance on TMKS.

The Jets are of course interested in the talented Seattle receiver if and when he becomes available.

Although the money could be exorbitant, Cimini says a new contract would pay him “at least $25 million per season.” That figure would make him at least the fourth highest-paid wide receiver in football only behind Tyreek Hill ($30 million per year), Davante Adams ($28 million per year), and DeAndre Hopkins ($27.25 million per year).

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