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New York Jets Allowed Beast Status To Rule The Day Regarding Muhammad Wilkerson

Aaron M. Sprecher, AP
Aaron M. Sprecher, AP

Despite a bundle full of defensive lineman, beast status ruled the day in relation to Muhammad Wilkerson and the New York Jets.

For a long while now, New York Jets fans viewed July 15, 2016 as judgement day.

Whether or not defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson would sign his franchise tender that would reward him a cool $15.701 million in 2016, was the all important judgement at hand.

Fast forward to July 16. Jets fans now view judgement day as that very special day in which bags filled with millions of dollars were secretly airlifted and dropped on top of arguably the top 3-4 defensive end in the NFL (this side of J.J. Watt).

To say anybody expected Mike Maccagnan to get this 5-year, $86 million deal officially done with Big Mo this quickly and painless, would be to say a lie has just occurred.

Nobody expected it. How could you? Not only has all indications pointed toward other results, but it just made sense to not dish out major bucks in this scenario. It’s why this joyful news was met with such open arms by all of Jets fandom.

Finally, the Jets rewarded their top organization talent – something we had failed to see when the likes of Darrelle Revis or Keyshawn Johnson were about to earn theirs.

The fallout from the mega deal is much and is as follows:

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