The worst thing that happened to the Jets early in the season was losing franchise quarterback Sam Darnold.
Losing C.J. Mosley, though, was a pretty close second.
The impact of playing without Mosley for the last four-plus games maybe isn't as obvious as the impact of three games without Darnold, especially since the defense has managed to survive -- and sometimes even thrive -- in his absence. But the Jets don't underestimate how much their defensive captain means to them, and how huge it would be if he would somehow be able to get back in time for their Monday night game against the New England Patriots.