See where New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley landed on NFL Network’s updated list of the top 100 players in the league.
Coming into this past offseason, the Jets had plenty of money to spend, and while there’s still some holes on this team, they made two huge splashes in Leveon Bell and C.J Mosley. Both men are absolute game changers on their side of the ball, and if New York is to return to the playoffs for the first time since 2010, they must perform to the highest of their ability.
Because of that ability, the NFL players have shown the former Ravens ILB some great respect, as he has once again appeared on the NFL Network’s NFL Top 100.
While Bell presents an incredible skillset that will help second year QB Sam Darnold, it’s C.J Mosley that we will be discussing today, as his ranking on the NFL Network’s ‘NFL Top 100’ has officially been revealed. The new Jets Linebacker comes in at #71 on the yearly pre-season list of the top 100 players in the NFL, and while no one will truly be happy with their ranking (except perhaps the top 5-10 players), this seems like a fair assessment of his skills.
Mosley had a fantastic season with the Ravens in 2018, and despite the fact that his stats don’t show it, he was one of the best and most impactful Linebacker’s in the game. He recorded just 2 QB hits, 0.5 sacks and only 1 INT, but it’s his work as a leader on the defensive side of the ball and his run stopping ability that makes him so highly regarded.
Mosley has become one of the most feared LB’s in the game today in a league full of dominant players, and while the ranking doesn’t mean that much to players, it could be further motivation for a leader and a team that are being criminally slept on. Ultimately, he could have been anywhere from #50-75 in this years ranking, and someone would have a problem with it, but given his all-round skillset and leadership abilities, Mosley will be looking to make a mark for the Jets in 2019.