C.J. Mosley (2014):
From here out we approach elite territory for the Baltimore Ravens first-round selections. We start with C.J. Mosley, who left the team during the 2019 offseason to sign a record deal with the New York Jets.
Mosley’s absence was felt in 2019, as the inside linebacker spot was a glaring weakness on an otherwise solid defense. Fans won’t admit it, as Mosley often struggled in coverage, but it was tough to see him go.
During his five seasons with Baltimore, Mosley made the Pro Bowl four times and was named a Second-Team All-Pro four times, as well. Mosley notched 579 tackles to go along with nine interceptions and 8.5 sacks. Mosley wasn’t elite, but he certainly stuffed the box score.
C.J. Mosley came into Baltimore when the Ravens desperately needed linebacker help and he gave it to them. Mosley should be remembered fondly for his leadership and dedication to the team and the city. If it were up to me, Mosley would still be a Baltimore Raven. Alas, the NFL is a business and it’s too bad that one of the most productive defenders in Baltimore Ravens history had to walk.