Mike Maccagnan and the New York Jets are expected to offer one last long-term deal to stud defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson.
One final try. This is the mindset Mike Maccagnan will have when he extends a long-term offer to their best player.
The Jets have already tagged Big Mo, but he has until July 15 to make the franchise tender official for the 2016 NFL season.
Should he not sign his tender. immense penalties (no money) would then commence. When I say “immense,” I mean it. Mo is slated to make a cool $15.701 million thanks to this one-year franchise tag.
The source close to Mo also stated that Wilkerson isn’t committed to reporting on time to Jets training camp, something we all expected. Once July 15 comes, though, the fines will start flying in.
Wilkerson recently had these words, via Brian Costello of the New York Post:
“It’s shocking. It’s frustrating,” Wilkerson said. “Because I feel like I’ve earned it and I deserve it. It would be different if I was just a mediocre player. I feel like each and every week I’m dominating and it’s showing. The stats speak for themselves. Basically, what more do I need to do? You know what I mean? . . .
“Do I feel that they want me back? As of right now, no. I don’t feel like they want me. I’m a talented guy. Everybody knows that. I feel like they’re going to get the best they can out of me and just let me go. That’s how I feel. Do I like that feeling? No. I’m a New Jersey guy, born and raised and would love to raise my family here.”
It honestly doesn’t matter if this source had the most positive mindset when speaking with Gafalo. In all likelihood, Wilkerson will play 2016 on his one-year tendered deal.
Despite the notion that everybody in Jet-land understands Wilkerson is very deserving, pigs might fly first prior to Mikey Mac offering Big Mo Fletcher Cox type money.