Jets Likely To Release Muhammad Wilkerson
According to the report, the only question is whether the Jets designate Wilkerson as a pre-June 1st cut, which would clear $11M in cap space, or designate him as a post-June 1st cut which would come with $17M in savings.
Wilkerson’s lack of production and bad attitude, which led to a benching during the final 2 games of the season, and his chronic lateness are all factoring into the Jets’ decision to part ways with a lineman that was, at one time, considered one of the better interior linemen in the game.
The Jets signed Wilkerson to a five-year, $86 million deal back in 2016 in a deal that is looking worse by the day and was questioned at the time it was done.
Wilkerson’s play has dropped drastically since his 2015 Pro Bowl season when he notched 12 sacks.