Elijah Moore’s promising rookie campaign has hit a snag.
The second-round pick exited Thursday’s practice and is being evaluated for a quadriceps issue, Jets coach Robert Saleh said, adding Moore is expected to undergo an MRI.
“I’m trying to get a feel,” Saleh said of Moore’s situation. “I’m an optimist, so I’m never worried until I’m worried.”
Moore has attracted plenty of attention for being a highlight-making talent since the Jets selected him in April’s draft. Teamed with No. 2 overall pick Zach Wilson, Moore stands as a promising playmaker for a Jets team in need of young talent at the position.
While the hope remains the ailment is nothing more than a minor issue, Moore’s exit raises a temporary red flag. For a team still looking to reverse its fortunes, it’s not ideal. The Jets will hope it’s nothing more than a scare with a month to go until the start of the 2021 regular season.