After opting out in 2020, C.J. Mosley gets his vaccine and urges everyone to do so

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Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley was one of the highest-profile players to opt out of the 2020 NFL season, deciding that he didn’t want to play football during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today he took a big step toward getting back on the field safely.

Mosley posted on Instagram that he has been vaccinated and urges everyone else to get vaccinated as well.

Let’s get back to normal, let’s be happy, let’s feel the love from our family and friends,” Mosley wrote. “LETS GET VACCINATED! ps if you got time throw in a football joke, you have enough time to type in your info to register to get vaccinated.”

Mosley appears to be getting ready to play the 2021 season, as he liked multiple fans’ comments about him returning to the field.

The Jets have reportedly had trade discussions surrounding Mosley, who has played in just two games since signing a five-year, $85 million contract with the Jets in 2019. Before signing with the Jets, Mosley played five seasons for the Ravens and made the Pro Bowl in four of them.

31 responses to “After opting out in 2020, C.J. Mosley gets his vaccine and urges everyone to do so

  1. Moseley got big time $$$. Good for him. The Ravens could not and would not match that. It is insane to pay a middle linebacker that kind of money and expect to field a competitive team even when your QB is on his rookie contract. He is a good player, but Daaaang!!! That a lot of dough. Clearly the person that signed him is no longer with the Jets because of this stupid move and many more.
    Now, that Moseley is healthy and willing to play. Is he good enough to deserve that kind of money? Will missing a whole year affect him negatively. I guess, we will see. Joe Douglas was with the Ravens when they drafted Moseley. I am sure he is very familiar with his talents and weaknesses. I believe the jets will keep him for now and keep trying to trade him up until trade deadline. Yes, trade deadline. I do not expect the Jets to be competitive this year.

  2. “Let’s get back to normal, let’s be happy, let’s feel the love from our family and friends,” Mosley wrote.

    Yeah, let’s do that. Now, regardless of vaccination status.

  3. Ravens know when to let players walk, especially defensive players. Keep your eye on Judson next year

  4. By firing Todd Bowles but allowing Mike Maccagnan to remain GM, the owners brother (filling in for Woody) allowed Maccagnan to spend an insane amount of money overpaying LeVeon Bell and CJ Mosely (plus some other scrubs).
    The Jets still have dead money hitting this year for LeVeon Bell and have Moselys contract to deal with.

    Maybe they can eat some of his salary and unload him for a 7th round pick.

  5. Why am i not surprised that the PFT comment section has a ton of anti-vaxers.

  6. Do you stop trying to push something on other’s that you know nothing about yourself. People pushing this vaccine couldn’t tell u nothing in depth about it . Worry about yourself and play more then 2 games do that

  7. WELCOME BACK CJ. Big year this year, after all you’ve been paid for one game.

  8. That is the prudent thing to do. There are reports of people who recovered from the virus infection having long term neurological problems after they have recovered. I cannot think of any vaccine side effect that can be worse than being snuffed out by the virus or having neurological problems after recovery.

  9. ashleyschafferbmw says:
    April 8, 2021 at 1:57 pm
    Why am i not surprised that the PFT comment section has a ton of anti-vaxers.


    I dont think you know what anti-vaxer means.

    Anti-Vax is an inane rhetoric to refuse/reject ALL vaccines, usually for religious or far-right political reasons.

    People who are skeptical or cautious of the covid vaccine for a number of legitimate reasons is a different ballgame, altogether

  10. Are all these people talking smack on the vaccines bots? Or just idiots?

  11. Over 500,000 Americans have died from COVID 19, getting vaccinated against this virus is the ONLY way to get back to normal. Thankfully we now have a vaccine for COVID 19, unfortunately we still don’t have one for stupidity.

  12. That’s great you got to heal yourself for a year. But please don’t tell me or anyone else that are do not want to get it what we should put into our bodies. There are no long term studies on this vaccine right? No one knows what the effect it can have long term and how long it lasts. I know alot of people looked like they were on death’s door when they got it. Some after both shots. I’ll pass and wear a mask.

  13. realisticlionsfan says:
    April 8, 2021 at 2:11 pm

    Anti-Vax is an inane rhetoric to refuse/reject ALL vaccines, usually for religious or far-right political reasons.


    not really, typical anti-vaxxers are the crunchy granola types

    Jenny McCarthy is not what most would consider a far right wing activist

  14. I don’t understand why people get so butt-hurt about an NFL player recommending the vaccine. If you don’t want the vaccine then fine, move along. Mosley is entitled to his own opinion, especially since the facts about the vaccine back up his statement.

  15. It’s so odd to see so many people worried about what other people do. If you want the vaccine, cool. If you want to wait it out or not get it, that’s cool too. Just quit being an ass about it either way.

  16. From my understanding, he’ll need a 2nd round of shots prior to the season to ensure he continues to be safe.

  17. There are no legitimate reasons to be skeptical of the vaccine at this point. 1 in 4 American adults are fully vaccinated. No one died, or became paralyzed, or suffered, or any other conspiracy non sense

  18. Unless we get 75-80% of Americans vaccinated, we cannot defeat the novel Coronavirus.

    Why is this so difficult to understand? Can you imagine decades ago introducing the Polio vaccine and a cabal of Neanderthals saying: “Nope, not gonna do it”???

    Get the shot. Wear your mask (South African and UK variants are now in all 50 states). Look after your neighbors.

  19. Get the vax so you will be bullet proof. That way you don’t have to worry about others who don’t trust it getting to infected.

  20. Good for him!
    He was free to opt-out!
    He is free to choose vaccination!

    And we’re all free to choose what’s best for our lives, our bodies.

    Look at yourself and see if you have a problem with that.

  21. dadsource says:
    April 8, 2021 at 1:36 pm
    Uh, you do you. If you’re protected, why worry about me?


    Really simple answer: The more people get vaccinated, the faster we get back to “normal”. Less chance of you getting it and transmitting it to someone it could kill….The amount of ignorance in this country is staggering…

  22. mdm20v3 says:
    April 8, 2021 at 2:29 pm

    not really, typical anti-vaxxers are the crunchy granola types


    If you haven’t noticed, there are multiple “strains” of anti-vaxxers. The strain that is most prevalent and vocal in American society now isn’t exactly crunchy. More tinfoily.

  23. Uh, soundwave- keep your judgments to yourself and you do you- I had covid and don’t need a shot for immunity. That’s how biology works. Stop parroting your TV

  24. Does that “my body, my choice,” thing apply to anything and everything people want to do with their bodies? – Or is this a selective, anti-mask anti-covid healthcare reaction?

    Getting the vaccine also reduces the pool of bodies that can breed variants of the virus. This isn’t about you – this is about everyone’s health. Dorks!

  25. Congrats to those that have taken responsibility to get vaccinated and wear masks, and are part of the solution in getting this country back to normal for the benefit of everyone.

    The people that don’t vax will ride on the coattails of those who do as we move towards herd immunity. If they get the disease, whether symptomatic or not, their inaction may cost the life of someone else- but it won’t matter to them. It will be someone else’s fault. I guess the only plus is that the anti-vaxxers weren’t around as much in the times of polio and smallpox- two diseases that are nearly eradicated and that we don’t need to worry about getting because of responsible populations getting vaccinations.

    Take a good look at what is going on in Brazil without an effective vaccine program and a leader who chooses to practically ignore it, tells people not to worry about it, and that it’s overblown. 345,000 dead and setting death records every day, with half of the population of the U.S.

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