Ravens pick up 5th year option on C.J. Mosley

Evan Habeeb / USA Today Sports
Ravens pick up 5th year option on C.J. Mosley

Ozzie Newsome confirmed that the Ravens have picked up C.J. Mosley’s fifth-year option on April 29th just before the deadline of May 3rd. The linebacker is approaching the end of his rookie deal and is signed with the Ravens through the 2018 season. The fifth-year option is valued around 9 million.

Baltimore drafted Mosley with the 17th overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft. He was considered one of the best inside linebackers available in the draft, at the time making him the highest selected Alabama linebacker since Rolando McClain went eighth overall in 2010. Mosley was considered a pre-season frontrunner to win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award. In his rookie season, Mosley was voted to the Pro Bowl which made him the first Ravens player to be selected in their rookie campaign. He tallied 99 total tackles, 3 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, and 2 interceptions on his way to finishing as the runner-up for NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year.

C.J. had a stellar four years of production at Alabama, earning two National Championships, and one SEC Championship. Moseley also picked up various awards including SEC Defensive POTY(Player of the year), the Butkus award ( Nation’s top linebacker), 2 All-American, and 2 All-SEC awards.

The former Alabama product has been a main piece of the Ravens defense starting in all 46 games he has played, missing only two games during that span which were due to a hamstring injury last year. Since entering the NFL, Mosley has tallied 342 Total tackles, 7.0 Sacks, 6 Interceptions, 3 Forced fumbles, 3 Fumble recoveries, and 1 Defensive touchdown.

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