The New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan is scheduled to meet with the agent for defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson at the combine in Indianapolis (ESPN, Feb. 17).
Wilkerson is entering the final year of his contract and is due to earn $6.96 million in 2015. The Jets have made it clear they'd like to lock Wilkerson into a long-term deal, and with close to $50 million in cap room, they have plenty of space to work with. Though former GM John Idzik was unable to get it done last season, as both sides failed to come close to an agreement.
The Jets have the time and resources to do the right thing in locking up the team's best player to a long-term deal this year. ?We would like to see?the Jets settle any contract talks?with the face of the franchise before the start of training camp, if not the start of free agency.