After five years with the Baltimore Ravens, linebacker C.J. Mosley decided to take his talents to New York in March and ink a five-year, $85 million deal with the Jets. Mosley got a big pay rise with the move, but in doing so, has significantly lower his chances of making the postseason in 2019. Or at least that is what everyone else thinks.
Following the wrap up of offseason activities, Mosley became increasingly optimistic about Jets chances next season and now claims that the “whole NFL is sleeping on the Jets.”
“Now that we’ve got a new little mix-up, got some new people around and some new faces, we’re all eager and we’re all ready,”- the 27-year-old Pro Bowler told the team’s official website. “We know the whole NFL is sleeping on the Jets, so we’re ready to prove them wrong.”
Mosley added that his decision to sign with the Jets was in part because he wanted to be among those who will lead the organization’s turnaround.
“They always have been (doubters),” – he said. “Even I was when I wasn’t here. You’ve got to be honest. That’s another reason I came here, I’m always about great tradition and what better city and what better state to come in and turn a great organization around and be champions.”
C.J. Mosley entered the league as the 17th overall pick in 2014 and kicked off his NFL career with a bang as he earned the Pro Bowl selection and Second-team All-Pro honors in his rookie season. Mosley went on to earn three more Pro Bowl appearances in the next four years with the Ravens while being an integral part of one of NFL’s most feared defense.
Mosley’s career stats include 579 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 35 pass deflections, nine interceptions, and one defensive touchdown.