New York Jets LB C.J. Mosley becomes the latest player to opt out of 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Mosley, the highest-paid player on the Jets, was due to make a total of $16 million this year. He already received $10 million in the form of a roster bonus, paid in mid-March. He was scheduled to make $6 million in base pay.
In a span of a week, the Jets have lost their top two players on defense. They traded All-Pro safety Jamal Adams to the Seahawks last Saturday, and now Mosley is gone.
Mosley, who signed a five-year, $85 million contract last season after five seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, missed 14 games in 2019 because of a groin injury that required surgery.