Inside The Bills

The day Moore learned what it meant to be a pro

Posted by Chris Brown on February 10, 2014 – 4:37 pm

Bills receivers coach Rob Moore enjoyed an 10-year playing career, but when he was taken by his hometown New York Jets as a top supplemental pick in 1990, he thought he’d play his entire pro career with the club. He found out otherwise.

In an appearance on the John Murphy Show, Moore explained how being traded by the Jets made him grow up fast.

“The New York Jets franchised me and traded me on draft day,” Moore said. “Originally when I got the phone call I was in Miami and I was flying back and told I was going to play for the Packers and Mike Holmgren. And when I landed in New York I found out that I was going to Arizona to play for Buddy Ryan. It was interesting. I figured I would be a Jet for the rest of my career and on that day I would say I grew up as a professional and realized the business aspect of it.”

Moore would play five very productive seasons, including his career year in 1997 when he led the league in receiving yards (1,597) and was a 1st team All-Pro.

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