Linebacker C.J. Mosley is expected to sign a $ 85 million five-year deal with the New York Jets that has a $ 51 million guarantee, ESPN's sources Adam Schefter said.
The NFL network first reported the agreement.
Mosley, 26, was the NFL's first-class defense plater and was the highest profile free agent of Baltimore Ravens in this offseason. He is one of two players to record at least 500 tackles, eight bags and eight interceptions since joining the NFL in 2014 (Carolina & Luke Kuechly is the other).
A first-round choice (17th overall) in 2014, Mosley went to the Pro Bowl in four of his five NFL seasons, placing him in a select company. Seven of the 11 linebackers who have been nominated Pro Bowls at least four times in five seasons are in the Hall of Fame. Last year, Ray Lewis called Mosley the best average linebacker in the game.
This marks the first time in the history of the Ravens' 23 years that they failed to hold a richer Pro Bowl first round after his debut. The offensive attack Jonathan Ogden, Lewis, the external linebacker Peter Boulware, the squadron Chris McAlister, the tight end Todd Heap, the security Ed Reed, the linebacker Terrell Suggs and the tackle Haloti Ngata were all signed for the second contracts .
Over the course of a week, the first-class defense of the NFL lost its two signalers in Mosley and the security of Eric Weddle, along with his most titled player in Suggs. Mosley, Weddle and Suggs have combined for 460 NFL and 17 Pro Bowl games.
The biggest blow on Mosley was his cover, but his interception of Baker Mayfield in the last regular season game took first place in the Baltimore playoffs in four years. He also scored career lows on the permitted passage sites (408), yards per reception (9.3) and yards after the catch (190), according to Pro Football Focus.
The Ravens and Mosley had both expressed optimism that he would remain with the team. Baltimore, however, chose not to use a $ 15 million franchise tag, allowing Mosley to become a free agent.
With Mosley gone, the Ravens could replace him with Kenny Young, a choice from the fourth round a year ago, or a free veteran agent.
The 574 careers of Mosley's career rank fifth in the history of Ravens.
Jamison Hensley's information on the ESPN was used in this report.