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By the time the New York Jets step on the field to start the 2021 season, it will have been 32 months since the last time All-Pro linebacker CJ Mosley will have played his last full NFL contest.  Yes, Mosely did suit up for a pair of games during the 2019 season but was limited due to injuries.  Following those two games in his first year with the Jets, Mosley opted out of the 2020 season due to covid.  So now the Jets are left wondering what they have in the veteran.

The All-Pro linebacker will not only be coming off of an extended period of time off, but he’ll be 29-years-old, will have had surgery for his 2019 injuries and will have a salary that all but guarantees his spot on the roster.  With the Jets expecting to switch to a 4-3 base defense, Mosley could find himself being asked to cover more ground as a sideline-to-sideline defender.  Will that have an impact on his production?  Could the Jets look to move him to the weak side where many felt he could have been drafted to play?

Because his contract was re-structured to account for opting out, Mosley’s salary will “only” count for $7.5 million against the cap for the upcoming season. But if Mosley isn’t the same player and the Jets wanted to move on to get out from underneath the nearly $60 million he’s still owed, it’s not a realistic possibility until after the 2022 season.

According to overthecap.com, cutting Mosley once the league’s new year starts would result in $20 million in dead money against the cap.  Things don’t get much better during the 2022 season when the cap hit would be $12.5 million.  From that point on it’s a far more manageable hit of $3 million in 2023 and $1.5 million in 2024.

Of course the Jets hope Mosley returns to form where they will have no desire to move on any time soon, but until the action starts in September, Mosley and his salary will be nothing but one huge question mark.

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Guy was top five in the league elite defensive player. 75% of that will be better than any other linebacker they have by far. 

Hard to imagine after missing 2 seasons in a row that he’s going to wind up playing at a level that he’s worth the money but like there’s nothing the jets can really do 

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1 hour ago, Larz said:

Hard to imagine after missing 2 seasons in a row that he’s going to wind up playing at a level that he’s worth the money but like there’s nothing the jets can really do 

Why. Fresh legs. He didn’t forget how to play. Was never a speed guy. I think he will be a big contributor.

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10 minutes ago, NYJ37/12 said:

Cut your losses with him, move on

I think it's probably too much to cut...

But hopefully a guy like Saleh can get something out of him - if he can't then I agree.  Bite the bullet and move on. 

I suspect he'll be just dead weight.

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40 minutes ago, Jethead said:

Why. Fresh legs. He didn’t forget how to play. Was never a speed guy. I think he will be a big contributor.

Lev bell comes to mind. Just hard to keep that edge. I hope you're right, that one half he played was super amazing lol

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7 minutes ago, Fantasy Island said:

While most of America hoarded this:

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CJ Measley was hoarding these:

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Making him run until he pukes.  

No, he was hoarding these.   I hope they aren't counting on him to do anything this year.  Think he's retired in his mind.

 

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Trade for Watson

Trade away Sam

Trade away Mosley 

 

no you will not recoup all the capital to acquire Watson but.... you will get probably a 2nd round pick for Sam and possibly a 3rd for Mosley. 
 

trade 3 firsts for Watson (will still have Seattle’s 1st rounders next 2 seasons or 2 of the 5 first round picks in next 3 years). Then add in a 2nd and a 3rd from Darnold and Mosley and acquiring Watson really isn’t so bad as far as compensation goes. 

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i don't think i'd worry too much about his speed.  remember when he nearly ran down that receiver in the buffalo game?  he looked plenty fast.  the issue is desire.  saleh is being brought in as a motivator so hopefully he'll get mosely's attanetion.

And if desire isn’t there, there is a guy that once Saleh looks at game film will see one Harvey Langi jumping out the screen. That may motivate him so Imo we’re in good position at the mike..


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2 hours ago, freestater said:

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This is for the person in the picture who's name shall not be spoken. Add Mosely to the Watson deal and take the cap hit now while they have the money. That way you don't have Mosely's dead money on the cap when Watson's contract balloons.

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54 minutes ago, Stark said:

Trade for Watson

Trade away Sam

Trade away Mosley 

 

no you will not recoup all the capital to acquire Watson but.... you will get probably a 2nd round pick for Sam and possibly a 3rd for Mosley. 
 

trade 3 firsts for Watson (will still have Seattle’s 1st rounders next 2 seasons or 2 of the 5 first round picks in next 3 years). Then add in a 2nd and a 3rd from Darnold and Mosley and acquiring Watson really isn’t so bad as far as compensation goes. 

With Mosley's contract he is untradeable. 

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1 hour ago, Jets0712 said:


And if desire isn’t there, there is a guy that once Saleh looks at game film will see one Harvey Langi jumping out the screen. That may motivate him so Imo we’re in good position at the mike..


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the thing is, can langi play with the same intensity game in and game out.  we'll see soon enough if mosely can come back strong.  here's to hoping.

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7 hours ago, JetNation said:

CJ Mosley

By the time the New York Jets step on the field to start the 2021 season, it will have been 32 months since the last time All-Pro linebacker CJ Mosley will have played his last full NFL contest.  Yes, Mosely did suit up for a pair of games during the 2019 season but was limited due to injuries.  Following those two games in his first year with the Jets, Mosley opted out of the 2020 season due to covid.  So now the Jets are left wondering what they have in the veteran.

The All-Pro linebacker will not only be coming off of an extended period of time off, but he’ll be 29-years-old, will have had surgery for his 2019 injuries and will have a salary that all but guarantees his spot on the roster.  With the Jets expecting to switch to a 4-3 base defense, Mosley could find himself being asked to cover more ground as a sideline-to-sideline defender.  Will that have an impact on his production?  Could the Jets look to move him to the weak side where many felt he could have been drafted to play?

Because his contract was re-structured to account for opting out, Mosley’s salary will “only” count for $7.5 million against the cap for the upcoming season. But if Mosley isn’t the same player and the Jets wanted to move on to get out from underneath the nearly $60 million he’s still owed, it’s not a realistic possibility until after the 2022 season.

According to overthecap.com, cutting Mosley once the league’s new year starts would result in $20 million in dead money against the cap.  Things don’t get much better during the 2022 season when the cap hit would be $12.5 million.  From that point on it’s a far more manageable hit of $3 million in 2023 and $1.5 million in 2024.

Of course the Jets hope Mosley returns to form where they will have no desire to move on any time soon, but until the action starts in September, Mosley and his salary will be nothing but one huge question mark.

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Its hard to imagine him playing at a lever that his salary dictates. But hopefully he will. But he is a guy that is in danger with new FO staff. Old contract. 

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1 hour ago, LionelRichie said:

Doesn't seem like he wants to play football anymore.   What happens if he just fades into bolivian and retires?   

 

As long as he doesn't fade into Venezuelan we're good!

 

46 minutes ago, Jets Things said:

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If Mosley doesn't play well then Maccagnan will be the escape goat and get the blame.

;)

 

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Jets are not just cutting him and paying him for nothing. He was injured his first year. Sucks but it happens. 2nd year COVID hit. Sucks but NFL allowed players to balk. His right to do so.  He’ll be back and hopefully be in prime shape. He’s here for next 2 years - period. 

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