Jets create cap room, restructure C.J. Mosley’s contract

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The Jets needed a little breathing room with their salary cap situation and were able to accomplish that by restructuring the contract of linebacker C.J. Mosley.

Per Field Yates of ESPN, the Jets converted $14.88 million of Mosley’s $16 million base salary into a signing bonus and also added two void years to his contract. As a result, the Jets saved about $12 million in cap space.

Mosley’s cap number for 2022 is $5.6 million dollars. His cap numbers for 2023 and 2024 rise to about $21.5 million and he will leave about $6 million in dead money in 2025 (if he plays out his contract).

As Connor Hughes of SNY notes, $17.5 million of Mosley’s base salary in 2023 is non-guaranteed. If the Jets were to move on, they’d save about $6.5 million in cap space but leave about $15 million in dead money.

The interesting note here too is that if the Jets cut Mosley next offseason, if he signed with another team for more than $1.5 million, that difference would be cap relief for the Jets due to the offset language in Mosley’s contract.

Story originally appeared on Jets Wire