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C.J. Mosley ready to be defensive QB for Jets

BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Inside Linebacker C.J. Mosley #57 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on November 18, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
BALTIMORE, MD - NOVEMBER 18: Inside Linebacker C.J. Mosley #57 of the Baltimore Ravens reacts after a play in the fourth quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at M&T Bank Stadium on November 18, 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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The New York Jets spent big in free agency this offseason, and linebacker C.J. Mosley is ready for the responsibility of making sure the defense is doing their job.

After five seasons leading the Baltimore Ravens as the heart of their stout defense, Mosley now finds himself in The Big Apple with a new unit.

His combination of a complete skill set and tons of experience as the brain of an entire defense should help the Jets navigate the transition to a new coaching staff.

Mosley is ready for the responsibility, and is looking forward to playing with some of the young stars already present on the Jets roster:

#Jets Mike ‘backer @TreyDeuce32RTR: I’m the quarterback of the defense. I have to get everyone lined up. In this defense, I can make a lot of extra calls.

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) May 23, 2019

#Jets Mike ‘backer @TreyDeuce32RTR on @TheAdamsEra: He’s still the loudest one… He’s definitely a vocal leader. He backs up his talk. Very competitive, very vocal.

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) May 23, 2019

Mosley says there’s been no issues with making the transition to his new team and scheme:

New #Jets LB @TreyDeuce32RTR: The transition has been great…No complaints at all.

— Eric Allen (@eallenjets) May 23, 2019

A first-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft out of Alabama, Mosley made an immediate and sustained impact for the Ravens, going to the Pro Bowl in four of his five seasons. He put up big numbers over that stretch, racking up 597 tackles, 43 tackles for loss, 32 quarterback hits, 8.5 sacks, nine interceptions, six forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

While many expected the Ravens to either retain him with a long-term extension of place the franchise tag on him, Mosley hit the open market and the Jets broke the bank to drop him in the middle of their promising defense.

Mosley’s leadership and playmaking ability could be exactly what the Jets need to take their defense to the next level, and he’s clearly already in the right mindset to make it happen.

Must Read. Why C.J. Mosley will be worth every penny

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