New York Jets linebacker Blake Cashman spoke with C.J. Mosley recently, and he says the veteran is “more ready than ever.”
New York Jets linebacker C.J. Mosley hasn’t played football in a long time. After dressing for just two games in 2019, one of the Jets’ big-ticket players two offseasons ago opted out of the 2020 campaign due to COVID-19 concerns.
Ask anybody who’s played the game: It’s incredibly tough to return to form after a year off—no less two. Could anything be expected of the man who’ll be 29 by the time 2021 camp opens? One of his Jets teammates believes so.
“We were working out this week,” Cashman said. “He’s looking better and more ready than ever.”
— Jets X-Factor (@jetsxfactor) January 20, 2021
Mosley, 28, hasn’t played since the infamous “Ghost Game” at MetLife Stadium in 2019. He gave it a go on Monday Night Football but didn’t look like himself and was soon pulled. After missing the rest of the season via injury, he opted out of the 2020 season.
This means Mosley’s contract suddenly froze, as everything is pushed back a year. Had Mosley played this past season, the Jets would have had the luxury of saving money by cutting the former Baltimore Ravens standout. As it stands right now, the Jets would take a $12.5 million hit if Mosley is cut prior to June 1 and $8 million post-June 1.
Cashman didn’t stop at Mosley. When asked who the funniest Jets player is, the linebacker called out cornerback Blessuan Austin. He also told fans that he’s already met with new head coach Robert Saleh and that he loved what he had to say.