Muhammad Wilkerson, New York Jets
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What do the latest Bovada odds say about Kirk Cousins? Is former New York Jets star Muhammad Wilkerson about to find a new team?

The New York Jets continue to fall in the Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, as the rumors landing the former Washington Redskins quarterback in Minnesota Vikings heat up.

If you don’t want to pull out the remaining hair on your head, I already did the heavy lifting of providing multiple backup plans if the Jets fail in their Cousins venture. You can check that out at the bottom of the article.

While speaking of backup plans, the worst-kept secret in the NFL this year was that the Jets were moving on from Muhammad Wilkerson. It was a matter of when—not if—and it happened last week.

According to NFL.com’s Ian Rappoport, it seems Wilkerson will find a landing spot before free agency officially kicks off on March 14, which is a bit of a surprise.

The Green Bay Packers typically don’t sign outside free agents, they opt to draft guys and develop. But this is a rare circumstance where a new coach they brought in, defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, could be what the doctor ordered for Wilkerson’s career to get back on track.

Pettine, of course, served as the Jets’ defensive coordinator from 2009 to 2012, which included the first two years of Wilkerson’s career. There’s a history there.

No one is denying his talent—he’s a stud—but his passion has been openly questioned. Perhaps the Packers ‘winning culture’ can help turn things around. I doubt he’ll ever reach the level of success he had back in 2015, when he recorded 12 sacks, however.

In my weekly chat with Jets Insider Joe Caporoso we did a unique form of speed dating with potential free agents with the Jets via my show ‘Drive Time Sports’ from 3-to-6 p.m. ET:

A few names we discussed that will definitely inspire some additional thought from the green and white include:

  • Allen Robinson, WR, 25 by the start of 2018 season
  • Andrew Norwell, G, 26 by the start of 2018 season
  • Kirk Cousins, QB, 30 by the start of 2018 season

The Jets have approximately $90 million in cap space (second most in the NFL).

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