TheFalconRises Posted March 2, 2016 Share Posted March 2, 2016 Report: Jets open to trading Wilkerson after using franchise tag Dan Wilkins Mar 1, 2016 19:18 The franchise tag ensures Muhammad Wilkerson won't have the opportunity to test free agency this year, but that doesn't exactly guarantee he'll be back in a Jets uniform. New York was open to trading the standout defensive end prior to the 2015 draft, and management will "absolutely" entertain such a deal again this offseason, reports Manish Mehta of New York Daily News. However, completing a tag-and-trade deal involving Wilkerson would be no easy task, Mehta adds. The club will almost certainly be looking for a substantial draft pick in return if they're to part with a dominant defensive lineman who's in his prime. In an age when the value of draft picks seemingly skyrockets with each passing year, it's unclear whether any team will be willing to meet the trade demands of New York and the contract demands of Wilkerson. A first-round pick in 2011, Wilkerson has spent his entire five-year career with the Jets. He took his game to another level in the final season of his rookie deal, recording 12 sacks and 64 tackles en route to his first trip to the Pro Bowl. What do yall think it would take to get him? Would you part with our first to get him? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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