The brother of big-name acquisition CJ Mosley greatly anticipates the opening of New York Jets training camp.
This summer, the New York Jets are looking to see what a linebacker named Mosley can do. They’re aware of the talents of ex-Baltimore Raven C.J., who inked a five-year, $85 million deal with the team this offseason. Intrigue could soon turn to Jamey, CJ’s younger brother.
Jamey Mosley‘s football resume hasn’t matched the impressiveness of his sibling. Yet, understandable jealousy has instead given away to inspiration.
“It’s all about perspective. He’s always been one of my biggest heroes. He’s one of the reasons I wanted to start playing football because I saw him playing football when I was a kid. It’s all about perspective,” Jamey told Mark Inabinett of AL.com. “He has achieved every goal imaginable, so seeing that just shows me and gives me hope that I can do it, and not only me, but kids that are younger can do the same things that we’re doing and maybe even better.”
The Mosley brothers’ football journeys are identical in terms of destinations. They each completed their high school endeavors at Theodore High School in Alabama before playing football for the University of Alabama Crimson Tide. C.J. made his name with countless accolades, including All-American and SEC honors. Alabama also took home a pair of national titles before the Ravens took him No. 17 overall in 2014.
Jamey, a walk-on who later earned a scholarship, was mostly used as a reserve, but opportunities presented themselves through the Crimson Tide’s numerous blowouts. He would earn his first career sack in September’s 62-7 win over Mississippi.
Shortly after this year’s NFL Draft, the Jets added Jamey as a free agent. The reaction from C.J. and the family went viral on social media.
The Jets have signed Jamey Mosley, younger brother of CJ Mosley, as an undrafted free agent.
The Mosley family celebrating together is priceless ??
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— SNY (@SNYtv) April 28, 2019
With a relative lack of experience, Jamey Mosley faces an uphill battle to reach the Jets’ 53-man roster for Week 1. However, he’s grateful for the opportunity that’s presented itself.
“Not a lot of people get to get to that. I think there’s a stat that like the high school seniors that graduated this year, only 0.47 percent of them will play in the NFL,” Jamey noted to Inabinett. “Every time I sit down in that seat, it just brings me back to life, like, ‘Man, I have a tremendous opportunity in front of me,’ and I just try to live in the moment. I don’t try to think too far ahead. But it was fun. I look forward to competing coming up this next training camp.”
The Jets will hold their first public training camp on July 27.