NY Jets’ linebacker C.J. Mosley recently revealed that he expects to be ready for training camp.
NY Jets fans were understandably excited when the team signed superstar linebacker C.J. Mosley last offseason to a massive five-year, $85 million contract. The four-time Pro Bowler was expected to provide an immediate boost to an improving Jets defense.
And in some ways, that proved to be the case.
Mosley absolutely dominated in the team’s first game of the season ranking up six tackles, two pass deflections, a fumble recovery, and an interception returned for a touchdown. And he managed to do all of that despite playing only 70 percent of the team’s defensive snaps.
Unfortunately, that was because Mosley suffered a groin injury in the game — an injury that would essentially render his season null and void.
Mosley returned for the team’s Week 7 blowout loss to the New England Patriots but was clearly not himself. And after reaggravating an injury that was already still bothering him, the Jets decided to simply shut him down soon after the game.
In total, Mosley played just over 100 defensive snaps in 2019. And in reality, fewer than 50 of them were while he was at 100 percent. And yet, those 50 or so snaps were enough to convince Jets fans that Mosley could be a true difference-maker when healthy.
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But his health has remained a point of interest going into the offseason.
The soon-to-be 28-year-old underwent core-muscle surgery in December in an effort to fully repair the injury that tanked his first season in green and white. After all, Mosley had missed just three games in five years of his career before this past season.
2019 was really an anomaly.
NY Jets fans expect C.J. Mosley to be ready for training camp barring any setbacks.
Evidently his rehab has gone well as the veteran told reporters via a Zoom call on Wednesday that he has been cleared for all activity and expects to be fully healthy for training camp.
Back in January, Mosley indicated that he would be ready for offseason workouts. But after all workouts were canceled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he was given even more time to rehab.
And it doesn’t appear as though he’s suffered any setbacks.
The Jets will certainly welcome back Mosley who will look to provide an immediate impact — as he did last season — upon his return. At the very least, it’ll be nice to have the team’s highest-paid player actually on the field.
The Jets missed Mosley last season, but look for him to make up for lost time in 2020.