How C.J. Mosley’s Opt-Out Impacts The Jets On The Field And On The Cap

published 01.08.2020 02:00

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The positive, from the team’s standpoint, is that the Jets now gain an additional $7.5 million against the salary cap, $6 million for Mosley’s base salary plus his $1.5 million prorated bonus.

New York was counting on Mosley to anchor its defense in 2020, much the same way it was counting on him to do so in 2019 after then-general manager Mike Maccagnan signed the free agent, a longtime star with Baltimore, to a lucrative deal worth $43 million in fully guaranteed money.

(Photo by Al Pereira/Getty Images) Getty Images The New York Jets’ defense took another hit Saturday when news broke that star inside linebacker C.J. Mosley had decided to opt out of the 2020 NFL season because of health and safety concerns stemming from the effects of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Linebacker C.J. Mosley of the New York Jets has opted out of the NFL season because of the ... [+] coronavirus.

Perhaps the Jets had wanted how Mosley had looked on the field following off-season surgery before deciding how to deal with Williamson, who is in the final season of a three-year contract.

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