Jets Franchise Tag Muhammad Wilkerson


the move to franchise Wilkerson is a good one by the Jets. If Wilkerson was to reach the free agency pool, he would surely have been picked up quickly. Many teams are in need of true defensive lineman, and Wilkerson can fill that role with ease.

“Wilkerson, 26, has been the rock of New York’s defensive line since joining the Jets as a first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft. He is coming off perhaps his best season to date, setting a career-high with 12 sacks while playing stout run defense. Wilkerson’s status as one of the most productive and versatile defensive linemen in football puts him in position for a big pay day. If Wilkerson plays under the one-year franchise tender, he’ll make $15.7 million in 2016.” – Reported by Dan Hanzus

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