Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 3/25/15
Muhammad Wilkerson is that much closer to setting himself to be a Jet for life.  The All Pro defensive end has spoken at length about wanting to remain with the Jets for the rest of his career. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News is reporting that the New York Jets have exercised their fifth year option on the talented defensive end out of Temple. Jets have exercised their fifth-year option on DL Mo Wilkerson. $6.969M in 2015. Planned to do it along. #nyj — Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) April 18, 2014 The moves ensure that Wilkerson will anchor the Jets defensive through 2015 and beyond.  The Jets now would like to get a long-term deal done, and quickly before the Texans blow the NFL away with a new deal for JJ Watt. Jets could place franchise tag on Wilkerson in 2016 (& retain rights for next 3 years for ~$21M). But I'd expect long-term extension #nyj — Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) April 18, 2014
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