C.J. Mosley Eyeing a Big Return in 2020
According to Ethan Greenberg of the New York Jets, former Crimson Tide linebacker, C.J. Mosley has been cleared to return for the New York Jets after a groin injury derailed his 2019 season. Mosley played at Alabama from 2010-2013.
Mosley signed a five-year $85 million deal with the New York Jets in March of 2019, but only was able to play in two games before his season was cut short. Before becoming injured, Mosley was off to a hot start. He had an interception returned for a touchdown, nine tackles, recovered a fumble and even broke up a pass in the Jets first two games against the Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots.
This was extremely hard for Mosley, because before the injury he'd only missed three games total in his six years in the NFL.
Mosley has had issues in the past with lower body injuries. In 2014 he had to have surgery to repair a labrum issue after dislocating his hip. In addition to the hip injury in 2014, he also had to undergo wrist surgery at the end of his rookie year and shoulder surgery in 2017.
As a member of the Baltimore Ravens, Mosley made the Pro Bowl in four of his five seasons.
Expectations were very high for the Jets defense with the pairing of Mosley, and Jamal Adams, but without Mosley the Jets lacked a true run-stopper to hold down the middle of the field.
The defense still managed to only give up 86.9 years per game, and was the NFL's seventh-ranked defense last season.
NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah thinks that Mosley will be a huge difference maker for "Gang Green".