Despite New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan claiming they’re not actively shopping Muhammad Wilkerson, they might actually be.
By Robby Sabo
Will he go? Will he not go?
That is the question.
The reason is quite simple: The Jets have a wealth of skill at the defensive end position, and have very little money. That’s why general manager Mike Maccagnan decided to franchise Big Mo for the 2016 season, instead of coming to a long-term solution immediately.
$15.701 million will be Mo’s hefty salary for the upcoming season. That is, unless, they move him and create the cap space they need to sign quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Despite Mikey Mac claiming the Jets weren’t actively shopping Wilkerson, recent news suggests otherwise.
According to a source close to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Maccagnan and the Jets are, indeed, shopping Big Mo.
The general asking price for the All-Pro starts with a first-round pick and the team willing to talk long-term deal with Wilkerson.
Skepticism runs wild on whether or not the Jets will get what they wish for in a deal. This is why the possibility of a Mike Glennon (a player coming back) will help in negotiating the draft pick compensation.
For now Wilkerson remains a Jet.
Will he be Jet on Apr. 28 when the NFL Draft is ready to commence? Your guess is as good as anybody’s.