For the New York Jets and their ongoing contract negotiations with one of their top defensive stars, Muhammad Wilkerson has every right to be upset.
Defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson should be frustrated with the New York Jets for how they are treating him. Only time will tell how this will all pan out but lately, signs aren’t looking good for any kind of deal to come to fruition.
The Jets and Wilkerson are at a battle for what it seems like it could take a long time to be settled. The Jets are close to losing another player that has helped them develop a tremendous defense that has been in the top ten the past few seasons. Wilkerson has been the face of the franchise because of the success he has had so far in the NFL.
The Jets have lost many players due to the fact of the mishandling in a contract year of their prime players. The Jets need to give Wilkerson the big contract he deserves since he’s been consistent both on and off the field. Wilkerson could put himself in the category of being one of the best defensive players in the NFL and well, the Jets aren’t acting like he’s worthy of a massive contract.
No matter what he is a force to reckon with that every team has on their radar for how big of a game changer he could be. Throughout his career until now, Wilkerson has stepped up his game for being very productive and causing havoc again opposing offenses.
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He always stepped up in big games and was able to make some type of play to help the momentum swing in favor of the Jets.
He is someone that you could build your defense around.
Even now, the Jets have some young pieces that could be a huge addition to play alongside Wilkerson as he can mentor them towards greatness.
The only problem that we can think of that the Jets won’t give him the big contract is because of the injury he is coming back from in 2015.
Wilkerson suffered a broken leg in the last game of the season against the Buffalo Bills. It will be interesting to see how he performs because it is a very difficult injury to come back from. For how much pressure he has to put on his leg, it could cause the Jets to be very cautious in signing him to a long-term deal.
Wilkerson has a right to be angry with the Jets for how they are handling his situation. This organization needs to act on this or they are going to have a similar problem like they did with cornerback Darrelle Revis. They need to secure one of the biggest stars they have as it will be a big loss if they were to let him walk after this season and it will be a huge void to fill.
Overall, there aren’t many players with his talents and the Jets have a chance to lock him up for a very long time. Fans want him to stay and the Jets need to listen to the fans because Wilkerson easily is a fan favorite. He’s gone above and beyond the call of duty and should be rewarded for everything he’s accomplished so far in his tenure with the Jets.