NY Jets news: 4 notable standouts from 2021 OTAs so far

NY Jets, C.J. Mosley
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3. C.J. Mosley, LB, NY Jets

OTAs are usually a great time for rookies and/or offseason acquisitions to make a strong first impression with their new team. But for C.J. Mosley, he's essentially looking to make what amounts to a third first impression.

After signing a massive five-year, $85 million contract with the Jets prior to the 2019 season, Mosley has gone on to miss pretty much all of the last two years — save for a pair of brief injury-riddled games two years ago.

The Jets are hoping that Mosley could return to his pre-2019 form this year after opting out of last season. The early signs from OTAs have been encouraging.

Mosley is flying all around the field and looks every part of the four-time Pro Bowler the Jets thought they had landed two seasons ago.

His highlight came on Friday when he nearly intercepted a pass from Zach Wilson during 7-on-7 red-zone drills on an undercut route. It was a veteran-savvy play that reminded everyone just how good Mosley could be.

Mosley appears to be in great shape and doesn't look to have lost a step, looking just as fast and athletic as the player he was with the Baltimore Ravens.

The Jets need a healthy and productive C.J. Mosley in 2021. They have to be pleased with what they've seen so far.