The New York Jets announced they have signed defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson to a multi-year extension before today's 4:00 pm ET deadline for franchise tagged players to reach a long-term deal with their respective teams.
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the deal is worth roughly $85 million over the next five years.
The #Jets and Mo Wilkerson have a reached an extension that pays him roughly $17M per year, source said.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 15, 2016
If it appears the #Jets were scrambling for Mo Wilkerson’s 5-year extension, it’s because they were. Wild 12 hours to beat the clock.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 15, 2016
Wilkerson was not happy about receiving the franchise tag designation, and had threatened to hold out of training camp without a long-term deal, saying he felt the team didn't want him.
Wilkerson recorded 64 tackles with 12 sacks and two forced fumbles last season.Back to the New York Jets Newsfeed