Mo Wilkerson Cuts Ties With Jets
Since OTA's New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson, has been pressing the organization to get his contract done. If it did not get done by this past Sunday's game, then he told them he will play out his final year of the contract, and he would debate on resuming talks in the spring.
Wilkerson, has stuck to his guns, and has now told the Jets that he is done with negotiations, for the time being.
Wilkerson plans to play out the 2015 season under his current contract, which will pay him $6.97 million. Wilkerson is in the fifth and final year of his rookie contract. He is scheduled to become a free agent in March, but the Jets likely would apply the franchise tag to him if it reaches that point. That would cost the Jets approximately $15 million in 2016 cap space. With the likes of Geno Smith, and Chris Ivory also up for a contract, the Jets new GM Mike Maccagnan is set to have a tricky offseason.
With the type of player that Wilkerson has been, there will be no question that he will be one of the premier free agents, If it ever gets to that point.