Jets create cap space by restructuring C.J. Mosley’s contract

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The Jets have opened up some significant cap space.

Per Field Yates of ESPN, New York has converted $14.88 million of linebacker C.J. Mosley’s base salary into a signing bonus to open up $11.904 million in cap room for the 2022 season.

The Jets also added two void years on the contract to spread out the hit.

Mosley signed a five-year, $85 million deal with New York in 2019. He played only two games that year with a groin injury sidelining him for most of the season. He then opted out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

But Mosley was back last year, starting 16 games. he recorded 168 total tackles with 2.0 sacks, a pair of forced fumbles, and a pair of passes defensed.

5 responses to “Jets create cap space by restructuring C.J. Mosley’s contract

  1. Team leader, total pro. PFF again graded him as a top 10 ILB in 2021. Will be even better with talent around him.

  2. It is the smart move, even though these voidable years should be banished if you want a true level playing field salary cap. CJ’s play on the field and his leadership is why he will see most of this $. It is still a bad contract, because you do not set the market for anything (except OL) when your Oline stunk as bad as it in from 2016-2018.

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