Muhammad Wilkerson doesn’t play cornerback, but he’s one of the most productive players to come out of that draft and that’s led to questions about when he’ll get a new deal. There’s not much pressure for the Jets, who have exercised the defensive end’s 2015 option. That will allow them to pay him a little more than $8 million for the next two seasons and Wilkerson said he’s not feeling much urgency to get a deal done either.
“I would like a deal, but when it happens, it happens,” Wilkerson said, via ESPN.com. “I’m not saying I want it to be before the regular season. When it happens, it happens. I’m going to come in and work hard and take every day like I always do.”
Wilkerson previously ruled out a holdout in order to press the issue and seems to be content to bide his time until reaching agreement on a deal that will keep him with the Jets for the long term. If he turns in a 2014 season that looks like his first three, that course should pay off handsomely for him.