Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson’s recovery from a fractured right fibula is going well enough that he’ll be ready to play at the start of the season. Even though he doesn’t know where he’ll be.
That’s the word from Wilkerson’s agent, Chad Wiestling, who wrote on Twitter that Wilkerson will be good to go.
“Barring any major setbacks with rehab, Mo Wilkerson will indeed be playing for someone at beginning of 2016 NFL season,” Wiestling wrote.
So where will Wilkerson be playing? The Jets placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Wilkerson, but they’re not ruling out trading him. If the Jets aren’t willing to meet Wilkerson’s demands on a long-term contract, but some other team is, Wilkerson might be on another team by the time the 2016 season starts. But he should be ready to go, wherever he is.