Muhammad Wilkerson Unlikely To Be Back With Jets Next Year?
A supply tells Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News that Jets veteran DL Muhammad Wilkerson is unlikely to be again with the workforce in 2018.
“He’s gone,” a workforce supply tells Mehta.
Wilkerson was benched for the primary quarter of Sunday’s sport towards the Chiefs for reportedly being late to workforce conferences. Wilkerson declined to debate the explanation for benching with reporters on Wednesday.
According to Mehta, there’s a “sturdy sentiment” within the Jets’ group that Wilkerson shouldn’t be a part of the workforce transferring ahead. Mehta says that some inside the Jets are “ticked off” with Wilkerson’s repeated violation of workforce guidelines whereas others are merely bored with seeing a scarcity of productiveness from him on sport day.
If the Jets are to maneuver on from him in 2018, Mehta factors out that can doubtless occur earlier than the third day of the brand new league 12 months in March when his $16.75 million base wage turns into assured.
Another possibility for the Jets might be to try to commerce Wilkerson after restructuring his contract, writes Mehta.
Wilkerson, 27, is a former first-round choose of the Jets again in 2011. He performed out his rookie contract with the workforce and was in line to be an unrestricted free agent this offseason earlier than the Jets used their franchise tag on him final 12 months.
The Jets surprisingly locked him as much as a five-year, $86 million contract that included $53.5 million assured simply earlier than the deadline. Wilkerson stands to make base salaries of $14.75 million and $16.75 million over the subsequent two years of the settlement.
According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Wilkerson subsequent 12 months would unlock $11 million of obtainable cap area whereas creating $9 million in lifeless cash. However, the Jets might enhance these figures to $17 million of cap room and simply $three million of lifeless cash by designating him as a post-June 1 launch.
In 2017, Wilkerson has appeared in 12 video games for the Jets and recorded 40 tackles, 2.5 sacks, an interception, and 4 cross defenses. Pro Football Focus has him rated because the No. 52 inside defender out of 117 qualifying gamers.
We’ll have extra relating to Wilkerson’s future with the Jets because the information is offered.