Per NFL Network, the New York Jets may be looking into a trade for LB C.J. Mosley, who has played two games in two green seasons.
According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, the Jets have been taking calls regarding the status of linebacker C.J. Mosley.
The status of the four-time Pro Bowler and former Baltimore Raven has been in question after partaking in only two games over the first two years of a five-year, $85 million contract.
The #Jets have been receiving trade calls on four-time Pro Bowl LB C.J. Mosley, per sources. After opting out last year, Mosley still has $22 million in guarantees remaining on his contract, but his cap hit to a new team would be a relatively reasonable $6M in 2021.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 15, 2021
It’s hard to truly call Mosley a New York bust due to the myriad of medical issues in the metropolitan area. He endured a groin injury in the midst of a stellar debut in 2018, taking back a Josh Allen interception for a touchdown against Buffalo and playing only one other game in a brief return.
Mosley would later opt out of the 2020 season entirely in the wake of the ongoing health crisis.
The linebacker could become a bit of a threat in new head coach Robert Saleh’s 4-3 set, but his contract, still featuring $22 million more in guarantees, could be something the Jets want to get off the books to free up even more cap space.
The fine print could encourage the Jets to be patient if they’re indeed serious about moving Mosley. According to OverTheCap, a post-June 1 trade would save the Jets $6 million while enduring only $1.5 million in dead money.
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Adding to the uncertainty around Mosley is the relative unease the Jets have in their current setup, even with the newly arrived Davis in tow.
Geoff Magliocchetti is on Twitter @GeoffJMags