1. Muhammad Wilkerson, DE/DL
I’ll maintain that Calvin Pryor was the New York Jets defensive MVP in 2015. Having said that, Muhammad Wilkerson is the best player on the roster.
Save for that last disappointing loss in Orchard Park in Week 17, New York, luckily, didn’t have to experience what life is like without Big Mo on the field. He was there to participate in all 16 games.
And boy, did he deliver in 2015.
12 sacks, seven pass deflections, and 39 tackles earned Wilkerson his first Pro-Bowl nod a season ago. He did this while playing out his rookie contract that earned him far below market value.
There was no fuss, crying or pouting. Wilkerson showed everyday and did his job.
Now, the Jets have put the dreaded franchise tag on their best player. Of course, this isn’t a joyous occasion for a guy who desperately deserves a long-term deal.
In any event, Muhammad Wilkerson is the best player on the New York Jets roster.