C.J. Mosley
C.J. Mosley
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New York Jets
Reserve-Ex
Injury Opt Out
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Long-term durability was a concern for Mosley when he came out of Alabama in 2014, so it's discouraging that an early-season groin injury resulted in him landing on season-ending IR. That injury required surgery in December, and as of early May he still wasn't 100 percent healthy. Mosley is a very good linebacker when at full strength and should provide easy LB2 utility or better if he reaches that point. But between the injury and the disrupted offseason, he presents a significant amount of risk. Considering he was never a lock for LB1-type production - he was always the type to hover in the 120-to-130 tackle range - it's fair to reason that Mosley's upside isn't good enough to warrant the risk. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a five-year, $85 million contract with the Jets in March of 2019.
Opts out of 2020
LBNew York Jets
Opt Out
August 1, 2020
Mosley opted out of the 2020 campaign Saturday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Mosley becomes arguably the biggest name so far to accept the NFL's opt-out option. He signed a monster five-year, $85 million deal with the Jets in March of 2019, but he only played two games last year before suffering a season-ending groin injury. It will now be September of 2021 before he suits up for his third game with the team.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
New York JetsJets 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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2019 C.J. Mosley Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do C.J. Mosley's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
250 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.65 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.30 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
118 in
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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While his contract probably won't age well for the Jets, it's not Mosley's fault he was perhaps overvalued in a league where his strengths would better suit the game of 20 years ago. Even if he doesn't fit the modern ideal, Mosley is still a good player and the Jets are compelled to give him every snap he can withstand. Even if Adam Gase runs a zero-tempo offense like he did in Miami, it would be disappointing if Mosley didn't hit 1,000 snaps this year. His standout tackle and sack production are mainstream currency in IDP leagues.
Mosley is one of those players who is so steady you might eventually take him for granted, reliably producing in the 130-tackle range while establishing Baltimore as one of the league's most consistent run defenses in the process. He has just one sack in the last two years but had seven in his first two, so positive regression to the mean could be in order. While Mosley sometimes doesn't look the best in coverage, Baltimore isn't in any position to lessen his snap count, which reliably exceeds 1,000 per year.
Mosley is a bit of a durability worry after missing time with calf, thigh and hamstring injuries last year, but he managed to suit up for all 16 games in the two years prior. When healthy, the 2014 first-round pick is as steady as they come, providing a reliable 100-tackle pace, with a healthy supplement of sacks (seven in his first two years) and interceptions (six in three seasons). He probably doesn't have much upside -- Mosley's career high is 133 tackles on 1,065 snaps -- but it would take an injury to make him a liability as an investment.
Mosley's first two years in the NFL don't hint at a great IDP ceiling, but his steadiness stands out to the point that he's still a low-end LB1 or top-shelf LB2. His career high for tackles (133 in 2014) was done on 1,065 snaps, and given that he's unlikely to exceed 1,100, that 130-tackle range seems like his general cap. Still, he supplements his adequate tackle production (250 in two seasons) with above average pass-rushing activity, heading into his third year with seven sacks to his credit. He dealt with some injuries in college but hasn't missed a game as a pro.
The Ravens drafted Mosley 17th overall last year, and he was all Baltimore could have asked for. Not only did he rank eighth in the league in tackles, with eight for loss, but Mosley also intercepted two passes and improved as a pass rusher by logging three sacks in the final six weeks. After playing 1,065 snaps last year — a huge total for a rookie — Mosley likely will get all the work he can handle in 2015. He underwent a wrist surgery this offseason, but is expected to be ready for training camp.
Even though he's a rookie, there's every reason to believe Mosley will approach LB2 relevance in most IDP formats. The 17th overall pick in this year's draft, Mosley showed exceptional skill at Alabama, displaying ideal play recognition while making plays both as a blitzer and in coverage. The Ravens likely selected him with the intention of making him a three-down player, even ahead of 2013 second-round pick Arthur Brown. Durability is a bit of a concern with Mosley, however – he had significant injuries to his hip, shoulder and elbow while at Alabama. Even if he doesn't play 16 games, Mosley should make his way to 100 tackles.
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Receives full clearance
LBNew York Jets
June 10, 2020
Mosley (groin) said Wednesday that he's "cleared to do everything" and will be healthy for the start of training camp, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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Not yet 100 percent
LBNew York Jets
Groin
May 6, 2020
Mosley (groin) continues to progress in his rehab program but isn't fully recovered from his December surgery, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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Still progressing in recovery
LBNew York Jets
Groin
April 1, 2020
Jets general manager Joe Douglas said Wednesday that Mosley (groin) is "progressing well" from his December surgery, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports.
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Progressing from injury
LBNew York Jets
Groin
January 26, 2020
Mosley (groin) said Sunday that he expects to be ready for spring workouts, Rich Cimini of ESPN reports.
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Done for the season
LBNew York Jets
Groin
December 3, 2019
The Jets placed Mosley (groin) on injured reserve Tuesday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports.
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