C.J. Mosley missed nearly all of last season with a groin injury, but he is confident he didn’t miss his chance to play meaningful football alongside Jamal Adams.
Mosley, who spent just five quarters on the field with the standout safety last season, planned on combining with Adams to anchor one of the league’s best defenses when the linebacker arrived from Baltimore on a five-year $85 million deal. Perhaps Adams will soon see a lucrative deal, too. It makes far more sense to Mosley than the steady stream of rumors regarding trading the disgruntled, 24-year-old, two-time Pro Bowler.
“To me, I wasn’t too worried about that,” Mosley told ESPN, referring to Adams being unloaded. “That would be a crazy move.”
Despite having spent such little time together on the field, Mosley — a four-time Pro Bowler and two-time national champion at Alabama — understands how much Adams brings to the Jets, beyond is unparalleled talent.
“First of all, he’s one of the leaders on the team,” Mosley said. “That’s first and foremost. He brings that extra energy whether guys want it or not. Sometimes you might be tired or not feeling good, but as soon as he steps on the field, you’re going to hear that voice and he’ll be flying around. To have that presence in the secondary, a guy that can make plays in the passing game and also plays in the backfield — in the box — that’s always exciting.”
Adams, who currently has two years and $13.4 million remaining on his contract, is skipping the team’s voluntary virtual offseason. A traditional training camp holdout could follow, if Adams doesn’t secure a new deal. A trade remains a possibility, too. No matter how crazy it might be.
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