New York Jets: 3-4 Or 4-3, Either Muhammad Wilkerson Or Sheldon Richardson Has To Go

Value Return On Big Mo

In 2013 Sheldon Richardson collected 3.5 sacks and was an absolute monster on the football field.

He was named NFL AP Defensive Rookie of the Year.

Do you believe it? Only two seasons ago this guy was a flat-out stud ranking in the upper echelon of interior defensive lineman in all the land.

In 2014 he was a Pro Football Focus first-team NFL All-Pro, collecting 8.5 sacks from the inside.

Now, thanks to incredibly dumb moves off-the-field, keeping Richardson on the field has been priority number one.

This is the only reason nobody would give up real value when looking to acquire Richardson.

In essence, his off-the-field troubles has made it more likely that he’ll wind up staying in New York, while Wilkerson gets shipped.

Coming off a stellar 2015 campaign that saw him rack up 12 sacks, perhaps his best as a pro, the return on Wilkerson has the potential to be rather large.

Thanks to an obvious “buy low, sell high” philosophy, Wilkerson has seemed like the odd-man out since last summer.