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New York Jets, Muhammad Wilkerson Agree To 5-Year Mega Deal (Report)

Defying all odds and expectations, the New York Jets and stud defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson have agreed to a 5-year mega deal.

The date of July 15, 2016 in the land of the New York Jets centered around one person.

His name? Muhammad Wilkerson.

Whether or not Big Mo would sign his franchise tender for 2016 that paid him $15.701 million was the big question. Now, though, that feels like a distant memory.

According to the Jets themselves, Mike Maccagnan and Big Mo came to terms on a mega 5-year, $86 million deal. $37 million is guaranteed, via Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.

Adam Schefter of ESPN noted that $37 million will be coming in the first two years and $54 over the first three years.

How all of this will shake out in relation to Ryan Fitzpatrick and their cap space to re-sign their starting quarterback remains to be seen. Depending on the escalation of Big Mo’s mega deal, the Jets may (or may not have) created more cap space for the current moment.

Today, however, is about Big Mo and the NFL All-Pro who’s now paid his deserving superstar football money.

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