Published: Wed, March 13, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Jets Free Agency: Initial grade and analysis of C.J. Mosley

Jets Free Agency: Initial grade and analysis of C.J. Mosley

For now, though, New York's defense has a big-time upgrade with the addition of Mosley, who'll pair with Avery Williamson to comprise a formidable duo.

According to multiple reports, linebacker CJ Mosley is expected to sign with the New York Jets. But first-year general manager Eric DeCosta couldn't come up with enough money to keep the five-year veteran.

The NFL Network reported Barr's deal with the Vikings is for five years, $67.5 million with $33 million in guaranteed money and $10 million more in incentives.

Mosley, 26, was the leading tackler for the Baltimore Ravens last season and was the team's top target heading into free agency. Mix Quinnen Williams in via the draft at No. 3 (just hypothetically) along with Jamal Adams on the backend and it's pretty easy to fall in love with this Jets defense as long as Gregg Williams isn't pulled away by one of his 92 handwritten head coaching offers before he can coach them up.

The Colts will continue to monitor the market on players they have interest in, and we now know they made a run for Mosley before he signed with the Jets.

Mosley, 25, spent his first five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, and has been a Pro Bowl selection four of those seasons.

NY desperately needed help on defense. Lee, who was selected with the 20th overall pick in 2016, could fill that void.

Lee has one year left on his rookie deal, and it would appear unlikely the Jets will pick up his fifth-year option for 2020 - even without Barr coming to NY. He collected four sacks in his first two seasons.

Mosley, who turns 27 in June, can also help in the locker room.

Mosley's five-year deal is worth $85 million and includes $51 million guaranteed, Rapoport reported.

Like this: