C.J. Mosley believes Jets are being slept on by rest of league


It’s a common occurrence for NFL players and teams to cultivate a “nobody believes in us” mantra to serve as motivation. New Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley is already going to that well as he looks to help New York turn its fortunes around.

Mosley believes that the rest of the NFL isn’t as bullish on the Jets this season as they should be.

“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,” Mosley said earlier this offseason, via the team’s website. “We know the whole NFL is sleeping on the Jets, so we’re ready to prove them wrong.”

Mosley joined the Jets in March when he signed the largest contract for an inside linebacker in the NFL following five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. The Jets have a new head coach in Adam Gase, new General Manager in Joe Douglas, and brought in Mosley and running back Le'Veon Bell as part of a massive overhaul of the team. They’ve won just 14 games in total over the last three years and haven’t made the playoffs since 2010.

Nevertheless, if Sam Darnold takes strides in year two toward becoming one of the top quarterbacks in the league, the Jets could end up turning heads.

Mosley wants to be a part of that resurgence when and if it happens.

“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,” Mosley said.

17 responses to “C.J. Mosley believes Jets are being slept on by rest of league

  1. I still don’t get why some people are expecting such great things from Sam Darnold. Could he take a huge leap forward? Of course. But nothing in his first year indicates that he can be “one of the top quarterbacks in the league”. He had a knack for connecting with opposing DBs almost as much as his own receivers. His completion percentage was abysmal (accuracy, by the way, is something that in league history has not improved over a player’s career by any notable margin).

    I’m not trying to be down on the kid just to be negative. I’m just wondering why people are heaping such tremendous and unreasonable expectations on him when he hasn’t done anything to warrant those expectations.

  2. How many guys during the offseason have claimed the league is sleeping on the Jets over the years. Rex pretty much made that his offseason mantra.

    Then they start playing all those sleepyheads.

  3. Why not try giving the Patriots some competition. Your division is just like the NFC West from the 80’s. The other teams were so bad the 49ers were handed a guaranteed playoff spot every year. That’s the PATS. No competition in the AFC East for 20 years now. PATHETIC

  4. No wonder I don’t sleep well at night, they make a very lumpy mattress.

  5. While the Jets have clearly added talent to the roster winning games is a different story. Given the history of the franchise most people would prefer a wait and see approach. O Line could remain a real sore spot.

  6. nunya says:
    July 2, 2019 at 2:18 am
    Are the jets in the CFL?
    No, they’re in the NHL.

  7. Kind of like how you sleep on covering a TE down the seam or RB in the flat…

  8. i mean..the jets have been irrelevant for a decade sadly. so im not surprised people are looking past them. they are still a year or more away. the holes accumulated over the past decade will take years to fix.

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