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Could linebacker C.J. Mosley end up leaving the Jets after playing just two games in two years for the organization?

C.J. Mosley hasn’t exactly been a big name since he signed with the Jets, but it’s not his fault. The four-time Pro Bowl linebacker underwent an injury-plagued 2019 campaign in which he took part in just two games. He then opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

His value may not be what it once was, but regardless, teams are reportedly interested in him, having reached out to the Jets about a potential trade for the veteran.

NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the news Monday.

Trading Mosley would save the Jets $1.5 million in cap room. ESPN’s Rich Cimini notes he thinks the Jets “would be motivated” to send Mosley elsewhere.

The Jets could receive even more draft capital for this offseason or next if they were to deal the 28-year-old linebacker. Adding more picks this year would be crucial, considering the Jets already own 10 and need all the help they can get in order to develop after a putrid two-win season. Trading Sam Darnold could additionally snag them a high-round 2021 draft selection.

Joe Douglas may indeed want to move on from Mosley, who he didn’t even sign. The Jets and former general manager Mike Maccagnan inked Mosley to a five-year, $85 million deal back in 2019 just a few months before Douglas was hired to replace Maccagnan.

The Jets just agreed to a one-year deal with linebacker Jarrad Davis, a cheaper option than Mosley. If Douglas believes Davis is a better fit for what Robert Saleh is attempting to build and currently has superior value in comparison to Mosley, he may ultimately greenlight a trade offer.

Ryan Honey is a staff writer and host of the Wide Right Podcast.