Jets, Wilkerson Agree to Five-Year Extension

July 15th, 2016

Just when all seemed quiet and the deadline had passed without the New York Jets and franchise-tagged player Muhammad Wilkerson have agreed to a five-year contract extension. Ian Rapoport first broke the news.

While specific terms of the contract are not yet available, Rapoport reports Wilkerson will average roughly $17 million per season. Wilkerson sat out OTA's and there seemed to be skepticism that both sides would agree to a deal, but a late push by the Jets kept him with the team long term. New York was limited in its cap space flexibility entering the season, so it's unclear how Wilkerson's contract could impact the Jets' chances of bringing back Ryan Fitzpatrick.

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