Big-time players get big-time pay, that’s the case for Washington Redskins right tackle Morgan Moses.
On April 27, Moses signed a 5-year extension that reportedly made him the second-highest paid right tackle behind Lane Johnson of the Philadelphia Eagles. Johnson makes 11.25M per season. Moses’ salary has not been confirmed of yet.
Moses is an alumni of Meadowbrook High School and made a huge impact where he would become a two-time all state, all region, and was an all-district selection. Recently, he had his jersey retired this past season at the Chesterfield County school.
He would play a year of prep football at Fork Union Military Academy before he attended University of Virginia. At UVA he would make 13 starts and would earn third team All-ACC honors as a senior.
After his four years at UVA, he would enter the 2014 NFL Draft. After being speculated as a first round talented, he was eventually selected in the third round as the No. 66 pick by the Washington Redskins.
After not playing much and injury in his first season, he would win the starting right tackle job over newly drafted OL Brandon Scherff in his sophomore campaign.
History has shown Moses is a great right tackle. For the Redskins. his versatility, makes him a perfect fit. Both of Washington’s tackles, Pro-Bowler Trent Williams and Moses are signed through 2020 and 2022 respectively.
With the 2017-2018 season approaching, Moses will get a chance to show even further why he earned the second-richest NFL contract at his position.