Former Tide Linebacker Helps Lead Team in Major Upset
The New York Jets have been near the bottom of the barrel in the NFL since Mark Sanchez's infamous butt fumble, but a victory over the contending Buffalo Bills might give people reason to think they have a chance to make noise later in the season. The team's success can be largely attributed to their defense that has been anchored by former Alabama linebacker CJ Mosely.
Mosely had his best statistical game of the season with six total tackles to go along with a sack on Bills quarterback Josh Allen that has been near the bottom of sack totals on the season. Mosely also added a pass deflection to help lift the Jets to one of the biggest upsets of this NFL season.
The Jets defense caused problems all day for Allen and he was sacked five times during the outing and threw two interceptions. The game was the worst for the Bills quarterback the entire season that he has been largely successful in.
He exited the game in the first half with a shoulder injury but was able to return after being evaluated by the Jets training staff. He had not missed any time up to this point in the season.
The 30-year-old currently sits as the teams leading tackler with 82 tackles on the season for a defensive unit that has surprised some with its performance during the first half of the season. He is listed as a team captain and serves as the backbone for a unit that is one of the youngest in the league.
The former Pro Bowl linebacker looks to be making strides to make it back there for the first time since 2018 when he was a member of the Baltimore Ravens. Mosely missed 14 games in 2019 before opting out during the 2020 season for health concerns due to Covid-19, but since returning to the team has has remained a mainstay in the Jets defense.