Muhammad Wilkerson’s profession with the Jets is coming to an embarrassing finish. The Each day Information has discovered that Gang Inexperienced has no intention of taking part in the mercurial defensive lineman towards the Chargers on the Sunday.
The group has been working via legalities (related to the collective bargaining settlement), which have slowed down the method. The Jets can be reckless to play Wilkerson within the last two video games of the season given the parameters of his contract. His $16.75 million base wage for 2018 is assured for harm solely for the time being. (It will not be totally assured till the third day of the brand new league 12 months in March.)
Subsequently, the group can be on the hook for that full quantity if Wilkerson suffered a grievous harm earlier than the top of the common season. It makes completely no monetary sense for the group to reveal themselves to such danger for a participant they’re eliminating after the season.
There is a feeling of annoyance on One Jets Drive surrounding this saga. Individuals within the constructing merely need this to be over. They’re fed up with Wilkerson, who has underachieved on the sphere and embarrassed the group off it since signing his monster five-year contract earlier than the 2016 season.
Not solely do they need Wilkerson to not follow anymore (he barely practiced all week and did not take part in pivotal follow classes, based on folks acquainted with the scenario), however they need him banned from the group facility.
Wilkerson’s declare this week that he is a “chief” and “earned every thing I’ve gotten” was considered as excessive comedy on One Jets Drive.
“He lives in his personal world,” a group supply stated.
The Jets weren’t significantly thrilled that Wilkerson’s agent Chad Wiestling tried to border a story that painted Bowles because the unhealthy man, both. Let’s simply say that people within the group used many four-letter phrases to explain Wiestling’s underhanded tactic aimed on the head coach.
It stays unclear whether or not the Jets will deactivate Wilkerson towards the Chargers or gown him and easily not play him throughout the sport. Both method, he will not be a Jet for for much longer.