C.J. Mosley Records Pick-Six, Fumble Recovery In Jets Debut

Alec Gearty
September 08, 2019 - 1:32 pm

Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley knows how to make a first impression.

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Mosely signed a massive five-year, $85 million deal with the Jets during the offseason. He proved to be worth the hefty investment, intercepting Josh Allen's pass on the Bills' second possession of Sunday's 17-16 loss.

Allen's attempt deflected off of Cole Beasley's hands, falling right into Mosley's lap. The 27-year-old returned the pass 17 yards for the Jets' first score of the season. 

It's just the tenth interception of Mosley's six-year career, and his first with the Jets. Mosley is expected to be an anchor on the Jets' defense. The strong showing is already a postive start under defensive coordinator Gregg Williams. 

New York had already recorded two turnovers against Buffalo, both coming on the Bills' first two drives of the game, at the time of Mosley's interception. Jordan Jenkins forced the team's first takeaway, a fumble, before Mosley's pick-six put the Jets in front in the first quarter. The Jets, however, missed the ensuing extra point, maintaining the early 6-0 lead. 

Mosley wasn't finished tormenting the Bills. He also recovered Allen's fumble after the quarterback was unable to handle the snap. It marks Mosley's seventh career fumble recovery. As the offense struggled to find the end zone, the Jets' defense gave the team every opportunity to further its lead. 

Mosley, however, would leave the game in the second half. He reportedy suffered a groin injury and was ruled doubtful to return.