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JoeC36    64,187

Jets to exercise Muhammad Wilkerson's fifth-year option, report says

 
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Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has zero leverage toward securing a long-term deal any time soon. (Rich Schultz /Getty Images)
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on March 07, 2014 at 2:30 PM, updated March 07, 2014 at 2:36 PM

 
 
 
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In a move that ought to surprise no one, the Jetsintend to use the fifth-year option on defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson's contract sometime before the May 2 deadline, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

Wilkerson, drafted No. 30 overall in 2011, is the first Jets player subject to the rookie-wage scale that took effect when a new collective bargaining agreement was signed that year. The CBA mandates that all draft picks be given four-year contracts, but first-round picks like Wilkerson must get four-year deals with a team option for a fifth.

The Daily News report said the Jets and Wilkerson have had talks about a long-term extension. Citing a team source, the Daily Newssaid the Jets have "yet to convey concrete plans to Wilkerson" but that "it has been made abundantly clear that the Jets will prioritize free agency and the draft over the next two months."

There's little reason for the Jets to be in any kind of rush to give Wilkerson an extension.

Why? Because that fifth-year option takes away all leverage from any players drafted in the first round who perform at a high level, as Wilkerson has during his first three seasons with the Jets. Pro Football Focus graded Wilkerson as the eighth-best 3-4 defensive end in the NFL in 2013.

Wilkerson's initial four-year deal with $5.56 million in guarantees expires after the coming season. According to the CBA, exercising the option means the Jets could keep Wilkerson in 2015 at a price equal to the average salary of the third- through 25th-highest-paid players at his position.

The National Football Post, using data from spotrac.com, estimated the value of the fifth-year option for defensive ends drafted in the 2011 first round to be $5.25 to $6 million—far below what Wilkerson could command on the open market.

Wilkerson can't do anything about this, either—and he'd be punished severely if he were to try. According to the CBA, if Wilkerson were to hold out, he'd be subject to a fine of $30,000 for every day of training camp absences, plus the equivalent of one week's regular-season pay for every preseason game missed.

The fifth-year option must be exercised before May 3. The CBA mandates that the option-year money becomes guaranteed as soon as the option is triggered. That means the Jets will likely wait right up until that deadline.

 

http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2014/03/jets_to_exercise_muhammad_wilkersons_fifth-year_option_report_says.html

 

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SenorGato    13,222

Wow, how did players fall for this CBAs terms? This thing is horrid. Is there anything player friendly in it?

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sourceworx    2,322

Wow, how did players fall for this CBAs terms? This thing is horrid. Is there anything player friendly in it?

Less practices. Not worth the money they left on the table.

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BroadwayJoe12    16,412

Wow, how did players fall for this CBAs terms? This thing is horrid. Is there anything player friendly in it?

 

No idea.  But I imagine they caught a lot of heat from players who were crazy over-extended and took out loans from agents at loan-shark type interest rates. 

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LAD_Brooklyn    82

Wow, how did players fall for this CBAs terms? This thing is horrid. Is there anything player friendly in it?

All contracts are guaranteed no matter if they materialize into something or bust.

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SenorGato    13,222

I'll never get how that thing got signed.

 

All contracts are guaranteed no matter if they materialize into something or bust.

 

 

Hell yeah, and get rid of the cap.

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LAD_Brooklyn    82

I'll never get how that thing got signed.

 

 

Hell yeah, and get rid of the cap.

No, my response was all rookie contracts are guaranteed. That something currently in the new CBA. In that trade off all 1st rounder have 5th year options the team can opt for.

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Villain The Foe    5,705

Wow, how did players fall for this CBAs terms? This thing is horrid. Is there anything player friendly in it?

 

 

Less practices. Not worth the money they left on the table.

This is why I never got pissed at Revis for handling business. 

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JetNation    4,274

The New York Jets have exercised the 5th year option on Muhammad Wilkerson, which means that he is locked up through 2015.  This season he is scheduled to make a base salary of $1,200,500 and the price in 2015 will go to $6,969,000 (according to OvertheCap.com).  The Jets will work out a long term extension with Wilkerson eventually.  But Muhammad told a fan this week to be patient.

If Wilkerson can be patient, we can do the same thing.  Jets fans are discussing in our forums.

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SenorGato    13,222

No, my response was all rookie contracts are guaranteed. That something currently in the new CBA. In that trade off all 1st rounder have 5th year options the team can opt for.

 

I didn't even realize rookie contracts were guaranteed.

 

This must have felt like taking giant jar of candy from a room full of sleeping babies.

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sourceworx    2,322

This is why I never got pissed at Revis for handling business.

As a fan, it was frustrating. But I understand why he was doing it.

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Larz    59,400

they probably do the paperwork, then extend him over the summer

 

would be so smart on so many levels

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BroadwayJoe12    16,412

I wouldn't be surprised to see an extension handed out, but it's not going to be until after free agency and the draft are officially over, there's too much else to worry about. What's crazy is that Big Mo won't be 25 until October, this is one of those deals that you can actually envision the player earning every year of the contract. 

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Bleedin Green    73,955

You do realize that the whole reason that this was agreed to is because none of the folks who were weighing in on it gave a crap?  The current NFL players wanted the rookies to be getting excessively less money, because that left more money on the table for them, the veterans.  Under the old CBA the top picks of the draft were routinely amongst the highest paid players in the league, which absolutely no one but the agents felt was anything but completely idiotic.  Meanwhile, nobody already in the league was going to get impacted by this new agreement, so if there was any place they were willing to make concessions, it was the rookie wage scale.

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Bleedin Green    73,955

Can we stop having to deal with this Revis felating in every single contract-related thread?  After all, in this particular instance, it could not possibly be less applicable.  There is literally no connection at all between his past situations and the current rookie contract structure.

 

Revis came into the league long before any of this came into effect, back when rookies were widely regarded to be massively overpaid.  Revis then held out before ever spending a day in the league and ultimately got paid even more than the laughable amount of overpayment that completely unproven rookies were already being given.  He then refuses to honor that very same contract he held out for, proceeds to fake injuries, and then shows up out completely fat and of shape, which directly leads to him getting hurt.  All of that right there pretty much flushes every shred of argument can be made in favor of how he acted, even if you excuse the holdouts themselves.

 

The fact that Wilk deserves to be paid more money next year has absolutely no connection to any of this, and is really just a laughably bad excuse to continue to slobber all over some overrated former player who spent his career treating this team like complete crap, most recently trying to use them as a negotiating tool while signing with their top rival.  Screw him.

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Lizard King    1,473

Dom Cosentino? What the ledger should really report on is why the Jets beat writers there have a shorter life in that role than our practice squad guys. We're the bullpen fur giants coverage there

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Larz    59,400

Jets to exercise Muhammad Wilkerson's fifth-year option, report says

 
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Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson has zero leverage toward securing a long-term deal any time soon. (Rich Schultz /Getty Images)

 
 
 
 
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Larz    59,400

http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10800166/houston-texans-exercise-fifth-year-option-jj-watt-contract

 

jj watt in the club. 

 

 

The San Diego Chargers have exercised the fifth-year option on defensive lineman Corey Liuget, and offensive tackle Tyron Smith's option was picked up by the Dallas Cowboys, according to sources

The Baltimore Ravens announced they exercised the option on cornerback Jimmy Smith on Thursday.

It is believed the New York Jets have already exercised the option with defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson, a source said.

The expectation is that many teams will eventually exercise this option. The Carolina Panthers have strongly suggested they will with quarterback Cam Newton, while the Detroit Lions already have said they will not with defensive tackle Nick Fairley.

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RutgersJetFan    83,999

Really? You mean to tell me that every player isn't a sanctimonious a$$hole when it comes to their contract? That's crazy talk man. If possible we should try and build a roster of guys like that, but it's not so we can't.

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SenorGato    13,222

Because DeMaurice Smith was playing pick up sticks to the NFL's chess

 

I'm sure he's living it up right now.

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Il Mostro    1,467

With a player of Mo's stature, exercising the option and working on a long term extension are not mutually exclusive.  

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Larz    59,400

from jane mcmanus on espn

 

 

If Muhammad Wilkerson ever felt underappreciated, his accountant can now set him straight. Jets general manager John Idzik doesn't look like such a spendthrift after laying out $6,969,000 for a fifth-year option on the defensive end for 2015. Wilkerson, who has played three full seasons, is now under contract for two more years, decreasing the urgency to give him an expensive, long-term extension.
 

 
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It's quite a raise for Wilkerson, who will make $1,212,500 this season according to the NFLPA. Wilkerson was drafted by the Jets with the 30th overall pick in 2011 and has been impressing his coaches ever since.

As negotiations took place this month, Wilkerson was upfront about his desire to stay in New York.

"I told [the front office] at the end of the year last year that I want to be a Jet -- a Jet for life,” Wilkerson said to the New York Post. “I’m from [Linden, N.J.], I’m a local guy, so I would love to be here and finish my career here.”

It doesn’t always work in a player’s financial favor to say he wants to stay with his team, but in this case it appears to have worked. Wilkerson started with a base salary of $375,000 his rookie year, and went to $687,500 before landing at $1 million last season. His option is for nearly seven times that amount, a significant raise.

Last season, Wilkerson had 10.5 sacks. With recent rookie Sheldon Richardson also on the defensive line, the Jets could have a bright future with the group.

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pfilippone    40

The only potential problem I see is if Mo gets a career ending injury in 2014. Unless they rework his contract soon, He will wind up with only $2 - 3M for 4 years of top level play, way less than he deserves.

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NCJETSFAN    0

They should get the most amount of money they can !! If it was any of us we would too!!! I never get upset when a player ask for alot cause when u have the hammer u gotta swing it. Cause when the owners have they use it!!

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