July 23, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Chargers wide receiver Mike Willie (center) catches a pass while defedned by linebacker Jonas Mouton (57) and cornerback Gregory Gatson (31) during training camp at Charger Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Jonas Mouton Will Miss Entire Season With Torn ACL

And the season for Jonas Mouton is over before he could even see a preseason snap. Jonas Mouton busted his knee up yesterday and was taken off on a cart and today we learned that he tore his ACL and will be out for the season. The 2nd round pick has a whopping 1 tackle in his career and has missed his rookie season because of shoulder surgery and will now miss this season because of an ACL injury.

That is the story of Jonas Mouton. We all scratched our heads when we made the selection for him in 2011. He never saw the field as a rookie and was a ghost in 2012. Now he will not see the field in 2013. Will he even be on a team in 2014?

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  • RussinSactown

    Maybe we can trade him to Washington. AJ loves him so play up the “quality human being” angle.

  • 619chargers4life

    that guy has some bad luck

  • Rob Base

    Like I said before Larry English 2.0. Another A.J pick bits the dust.

  • FitzWilly

    Oh Snap
    Looks like Mouton is gonna be on the Fouton
    for a while :)
    take your time coming back
    We got this

  • Stefanie Smith

    Can’t blame all this on AJ. This is the risk with rookies. Sports folks talk about it all the time. They don’t realize the speed of the game and the strength of the players in the NFL. This is not college. If something doesn’t change, Melvin Ingram is going that route also. That is why back in the day, coaches would acclimate rookies to the NFL and get them up to speed on how it is done. They had some time to build up their skills before they were thrown in there. Nowadays, we toss them right in there. RGIII is another prime example of not realizing how it is in the NFL. All these young guys were big men on campus. They aren’t now. Their toughest team in college that they faced is still no match for what they will face in NFL games.

    I don’t know what the answer is, but there is a risk.. that they end up beat up and done. Guess that is what camp is for – to find that out.

    • Gunnar Martin

      I just blame AJ for taking him in the second freaking round. Talk about a reach.

      Still, I wish Jonas the fastest recovery possible and hope he still has a chance to actually play in a real NFL game one day. That dude has really bad luck.

  • Alter Ego

    I wish Jonas the very best. I know what it’s like to watch a dream crumble in front of me. No one is more disappointed than him. His NFL career is probably a memory at this point…he will retire a Charger for life.


    AJ could have drafted Justin Houston (Who I wanted), Demarco Murray or Randell Cobb.

    • Stefanie Smith

      DeMarco Murray is injured all the time. But okay, there were others. Not likely any more sturdy. The rookies think they know what they will face in an NFL game, but they don’t. In fact, analysts talk that it’s not likely that DeMarco can get through an entire season. Hasn’t so far.

      • CALiFORNiAkiD

        Still…any of those guys would have been better than Jonas Mouton.

        • Stefanie Smith

          No, not necessarily, if these better guys are also injury-pone,, then they end up being of no use to the team. They may be good, but are no help if they are recuperating somewhere instead of playing in the game. Cobb appears to not be injury prone. I cannot speak to the rest of them.

          • CALiFORNiAkiD

            Justin Houston was a Pro Bowler last season. And Cobb is an exciting young player.

            To be real all 32 teams would take Murray over Mouton. Injury prone or not.

            AJ could really hit or really miss on players. And Mouton was a major miss.

          • Stefanie Smith

            So true about AJ being hit or miss. I truly believe back in the day AJ may have been good as was Norv. But not in the present day NFL. They are not changing with the times. I was shocked that Norv would not implement no huddle. I wondered about that always. Weird. They are old dogs, will not adapt and with be the ruination of any team where they have any sort of authority or power.

            But Murray over Mouton was not the point. Mouton got injured and from all the ranting going on, you would think because AJ reached for him is why the kid got seriously injured. My point is that nowadays, these serious injuries are happening to the best top ten picks.

  • Purcell jones

    We could have drafted Houston didn’t need Cobb Mouton would have been there in the later rounds we will be haunted by A.J. for years to come I love the new regime though

  • arnie

    Ernie, i really don’t see him back in 2014. there are simply to many LB at his skill level in camp, that are hungry to take his spot.
    Bront Bird, Phillip Dillard, Andrew Gachkar, Daniel Molls, D.J. SMith… not to mention the OLB that could move inside. At this point, Mouton becomes one less player they have to cut.
    Sorry kid. get well soon.


    I wouldn’t mind bringing back Demario Williams.

    • http://boltbeat.com/ Ernie Padaon

      I was just thinking the same.. Was about to write about it also

      • CALiFORNiAkiD

        Great minds think alike. Lol
        He played really well last season. Returned a couple of INT’s
        And filled in nicely when Donald Butler got injured.

        • MrChrisSays

          No sir, GREAT minds think for themselves. GO CHIEFS

    • Gunnar Martin

      Great idea. He played very solid football when he was filling in for a starter. His vet leadership would be valuable too. They are saying that Bird is doing VERY well right now though (just from what I’ve heard), so Demorrio’s services aren’t exactly vital right now. DJ Smith is another primary backup there as well. Still wouldn’t hurt to bring him in.

      • CALiFORNiAkiD


  • Bill Nichols

    No way he comes back. He will be a Donkey next year. Good going AJ, at least we can’t miss what we never knew. Get well Jonas, and good luck, at least you are still young.

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