Jets plan on exercising their option on Muhammad Wilkerson

When it comes to DE Muhammed Wilkerson there is good and bad news for the Jets. The good news is that he just had a very good season. The bad news is that good sesaons often call for big contracts. Thankfully for the Jets there is a bit of a stopgap action for them to be sure that Wilkerson can maintain his success; a team option.

The Jets, like the rest of the teams that choose to pick up the fifth-year option for 2011 first rounders, will almost certainly wait until the May 3 deadline before making the transaction official. Per terms of the CBA, the fifth-year option salary becomes guaranteed for injury as soon it’s exercised, according to a Pro Football Talk report.
If the Jets exercised the option today, for example, they would have to pay Wilkerson’s 2015 salary if he suffered a career-ending injury during offseason workouts next month. Therefore, the prudent and wise course of action would be to wait until the May 3 deadline.-ESPN.com

Wilkerson will earn his money and I’d be shocked if he isn’t signed to a big deal with the Jet’s by this time next season.

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