It’s not Muhammad Wilkerson’s fault in the least. He was just placed on the wrong team at the wrong time.
This sort of thing happens all the time.
It’s not Mike Maccagnan’s fault either.
Big Mo deserves to be paid more than any other Jet on the roster. Unfortunately, thanks to the hardened guidelines of the financial system that is the National Football League, he won’t be paid with the New York Jets.
Well, he won’t be paid past 2016. His pretty solid $15.701 million this season, thanks to that dreaded franchise tag, won’t have anybody crying for him anytime soon.
For Wilkerson to have remained a Jet long-term, he needed to be locked up by the front office prior to the 2015 NFL Draft. If that was the case, the Big Cat wouldn’t have been drafted.
The team option on Sheldon Richardson for 2017 further cemented the situation.
The only person Muhammad Wilkerson will be hurting if he holds out come July will be himself. Maccagnan won’t blink. He won’t need to because he’s already provided two beasts in a two beast system to his head coach.