Muhammad Wilkerson, Packers Agree to Contract After 7 Seasons with Jets

Muhammad Wilkerson, Packers Agree to Contract After 7 Seasons with Jets

The Green Bay Packers landed Wilkerson on Tuesday night.

A couple years ago, Muhammad Wilkerson received a five-year, $86 million deal after proving to be one of the most dominant defensive linemen in the National Football League in 2015. Wilkerson will join the defensive line with Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry and Montravius Adams.

Green Bay adds Jimmy Graham and Mo Wilkerson. The deal is reportedly worth a maximum of $8 million, per NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

Wilkerson is clearly betting on himself to rehab his value around the league by playing for a year under Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine, his coach in NY for the first two seasons of his NFL career.

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Muhammad Wilkerson will be the first significant addition to the Packers' defense this offseason. He took a one-year deal and will have a chance to prove he's the player he was.

One can assume new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine had a say in this signing.

He'll also get to do playing with his old defensive coordinator Pettine, who was on the Jets with Rex Ryan when Wilkerson was drafted by NY back in 2011. He will also contribute to the pass rush - Wilkerson recorded double-digit sacks in two of his seven seasons with the Jets. The team terminated that contract after only two years. Eventually, the Jets had enough and he was a healthy scratch for the last three games of the 2017 season.

After a 12-sack season with the Jets in 2015, Wilkerson signed an $86 million extension to stay in NY. After racking up 28.5 sacks from 2013 to 2015, he has managed a paltry eight quarterback takedowns in 28 games over the past two years.

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