The New York Jets have many new faces on the squad in 2019. Here’s how CJ Mosley has proven invaluable just 1 week into the season.
New York Jets linebacker CJ Mosley started his career with the Baltimore Ravens. With the Ravens, Mosley made four pro bowls and was named to the NFL’s 2nd team all-pro team four times!
This past offseason, the Jets acquired the very accomplished linebacker. Mosley signed a five-year contract for $85 million with 51 million dollars guaranteed. Many people thought the Jets overpaid for the Mosley, but on Sunday he showed why the Jets wanted him so badly.
CJ Mosley scored the Jets first touchdown of the season with his pick-six against Josh Allen. That play has rightfully gotten lots of attention, but Mosley impacted the game aside from that play as well.
He had a pass deflection in the endzone which likely saved a touchdown. That pass was thrown more than 30 yards down the field, we rarely see a linebacker able to stick with a receiver that deep down the field (which was the play he got injured on).
Additionally, the former Baltimore Ravens star greatly helped the Jets defense as he recorded four tackles. However, when CJ Mosley left the game due to injury, things very quickly went south for the Jets defense.
Before CJ Mosley got hurt, the Jets defense allowed just three points. After Mosley left the game, the Buffalo Bills had two offensive drives and both those drives ended in Buffalo touchdowns. That stat alone tells how valuable CJ Mosley was to the Jets this past Sunday. When he left the game, the Jets defense looked unorganized and flat out worse prior to the injury.
Not only is CJ Mosley a good player, but he’s also been on winning teams before. Mosley won two national titles at Alabama, and he’s been on two Ravens playoff teams. Since the Jets don’t have many players who have played in as many big games as Mosley his experience should not be ignored.
If CJ Mosley is unable to return from his injury soon, things could get very ugly for the Jets defense. Although reports from earlier this week suggest he’ll be good to go for the Week 2 matchup vs the Cleveland Browns.
Three of their next four opponents scored at least 32 points on Sunday. The only exception in that is the Cleveland Browns who are very talented and will be looking to make a statement Monday night against the Jets after losing by 30 at home against the Tennessee Titans.
In just a week of regular-season action Jets fans already understand why their team invested so much money into him. It’s more than just what he provided on the field, which was exceptional, it’s the leadership ability and his preparation to line up his teammates in the proper alignment. Hopefully, he’s ready to go vs the Browns because obviously the Jets need him.