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Jets' All-Pro Linebacker Has Always Been 'Firm Zach Believer'

C.J. Mosley has confidence in the team's re-installed starting quarterback

The New York Jets' defensive captain backs Zach Wilson.

Veteran linebacker CJ Mosley provided his thoughts on the Jets' current quarterback situation while addressing reporters after Wednesday's practice in Florham Park.

"I've been a firm Zach believer from day one, despite the mishaps that have happened through his young career," said Mosley of the Jets' top 2021 draft choice.  

Earlier in the day, Jets' head coach Robert Saleh officially reinstated Wilson as the team's starting quarterback. The former No. 2 overall draft pick will be back at the controls when the Houston Texans visit MetLife Stadium on December 10. Wilson temporarily lost his job in the third quarter of the Jets' Week 10 setback at Buffalo. 

The since-released Tim Boyle made back-to-back starts in place of Wilson, but the offense showed no improvement following the switch. Now, the 24-year-old former franchise building block will get the chance to salvage his season. 

The Jets have a 4-6 record this year when Wilson is taking the snaps. Wilson has completed 59.2 percent of passes for 1,944 yards while accounting for a 73.8 quarterback rating. He has six touchdown passes to seven interceptions.

"Every day that he came in the building, he's had the same mindset, same work ethic. My trust and faith in him hasn't changed at all," said Mosley.

Mosley has been both ultra reliable and productive in what is the fourth season of a five-year, $85 million contract that was signed in 2019. Having opted out of the 2020 COVID season, Mosley is under contract through 2024. 

Thus far in 2023, the 31-year-old linebacker is tied for sixth amongst NFL tackles leaders with 120 stops. Mosley, a five-time All-Pro Second Team selection, has 4.0 TFL and six pass breakups, too, through 12 games. 


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