New York Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson might not be with the Jets much longer. The Jets placed the franchise tag on him this offseason, but have yet to reach a contract extension and have been shopping the talented lineman. One team that could end up landing Wilkerson is the San Francisco 49ers.
Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports Wilkerson wants to play in San Francisco and could make his way there in a possible trade. The Jets are trying to move up in the draft and could offer Wilkerson to the 49ers in a potential move.
"Wilkerson wants a fresh start and I’m told he’d love to play in San Francisco, which is something you don’t hear from a lot of defensive players," reports Barrows.
Wilkerson would be a perfect fit for the 49ers' 3-4 scheme and the 49ers need more quality defensive linemen. Wilkerson would pair with Arik Armstead to give the 49ers one of the best pairs of 3-4 DEs in the NFL. At just 26 years old, Wilkerson is due to land a massive contract and the 49ers are one of the few teams that have the cap space to afford him.