Good day Ravens Flock, OT Morgan Moses is now a Raven!
Now that we have gotten all the initial excitement and reactions out of the way after last night’s signing of the veteran offensive tackle, let’s get into some of the details of this signing and the guy’s playing career.
The 6’6″, 335lb, 31-year-old, eight season veteran out of Virginia has been a consistent player throughout his career. Based on the PFF grading scale, he’s been an average 70’s green guy. Most recently, in his last year with Washington Moses reached a bluish-green 80’s grade. During his one year with the New York Jets, he graded 71.0 — even green.
The thing that’s catching everyone’s eye is:
Last year with the Jets, Morgan Moses had only allowed four sacks, ten QB hits, thirty-five hurries, forty-nine pressures, and only three penalties against him in 679 pass blocks. Overall, that puts him at a 95.9% efficiency in pass blocking.
Moses is also as efficient as a run blocker, and in this run-first offense as you would want him to be. There has only been a handful of times in his career that he’s had a better pass blocking grading than his run blocking.
Listed as follows (All while with Washington):
- 2019, 69.5 Green.
- 2018, 68.7 Green.
- 2016, 75.3 Dark Green.
- 2014(R), 63.2 Dark Yellow.
We’ll let the rookie year slide because he only got 130 snaps total that year.
Morgan Moses has signed a three-year, $15 million contract with the Ravens. The big question most of us have is the layout and exact numbers of this contract. Is it evened out? Is it back-loaded, like most teams usually like to do? Or is it front-loaded? Courtesy of Sportrac, we have some numbers and it goes as follows:
- $5.5M fully guaranteed
- 1 year, $5.5M practical
- Cap Hits
- 2022: $2.58M
- 2023: $5.46M
- 2024: $6.96M
This seems to be very cap and team friendly, especially in year one!
What does this mean for the line-up?
It could mean multiple things. He could end up being our starting RT, or he could be a sure contingency plan in case Ju’Wan James doesn’t work out. Another option is to have him back up Ronnie Stanley if he goes down again.
I prefer Mr. Moses to be the starting RT after this motion, but the coaching staff will make that move accordingly. We still have many days of free agency, and the NFL draft is approaching us very quickly. Their plan is in motion, so the fans need to ride the waves.