Jets' CJ Mosley Opts Out of 2020 Season

By WFAN Sports Radio 101.9 FM/66AM New York

Jets fans will reportedly have to wait at least another season for linebacker CJ Mosley to make his long-awaited impact on Gang Green's defense.

The former Ravens star, who played in just two games before his debut season with the Jets was cut short by injury, has opted out of the 2020 NFL season, according to Rich Cimini of ESPN.

Mosley's decision was rooted in concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, reports said.

The Jets signed Mosley to a five-year, $85M deal last offseason, in hopes of making him one of the anchors of their defense.

The opt-out marks the most notable for the Jets to date. Earlier in the week, reserve offensive lineman Leo Koloamatangi announce he would sit out over coronavirus concerns. He did not appear in a regular-season game last year and was considered borderline to make the roster.

Also earlier in the week, Giants offensive lineman Nate Solder announced he too would skip the season over health concerns for himself and his family.

Elsewhere on Saturday, the division-rival Patriots lost their seventh player to opting out, in recently signed wide receiver Marquise Lee.

The NFL's deadline for players to opt-out was set for Aug. 3.

The Jets and Giants recently announced they would not be hosting fans at MetLife Stadium this season, in accordance with New Jersey restrictions on large gatherings.