Muhammad Wilkerson released by Jets
The New York Jets have had some issues with Muhammad Wilkerson both on and off the field since they signed him to a lucrative extension in 2015, and they are now moving on from the defensive end.
On Wednesday, the Jets announced that they have released Wilkerson.
We have released DL Muhammad Wilkerson. pic.twitter.com/NhLfoREpLK
— New York Jets (@nyjets) February 28, 2018
Wilkerson signed a five-year, $86 million extension coming off a 12-sack season in 2015.
He has recorded just eight sacks since then and was benched numerous times for being tardy to meetings or missing them altogether. The former first-round pick’s effort level was questioned on numerous occasions, so it’s no surprise the Jets have decided they want no part of him anymore despite all they invested in him.
Still just 28, Wilkerson should have no problem finding work this offseason. He may have to sign a “prove-it” type contract to show he can still be the same player he was in 2015, but plenty of teams will be interested if the price is right.