Muhammad Wilkerson


Age: 25     Height: 6′ 4″     Weight: 315
College: Temple     Accrued Seasons: 4
League Entry: 2011 NFL Draft, Round 1, Pick 30 (Jets)
The New York Jets signed first round draft selection DE Muhammad Wilkerson to a 4 year contract worth $6.875 million on July 30, 2011. The contract contains $5.56 million in guarantees. Base salaries of the contract are $375,000(2011), $687,500(2012), $1,000,000(2013), and $1,212,500(2014). Wilkerson received a signing bonus estimated at $3.5 million. As a first round draft selection the Jets will hold a fifth year option on Wilkerson that will be worth the average value of the 3rd through 25th highest paid players at his position in 2014. The option must be picked up following the final game of the 2013 regular season, but before May 4, 2014. The option is guaranteed for injury and becomes fully guaranteed if Wilkerson is on the Jets roster at the start of the 2015 NFL season.

The Jets picked up their fifth year option on Wilkerson. The value of the option is $6,969,000.

Contract Details

Total Value: $6,875,000 (avg. $1,718,750/year; $5,562,500 fully guaranteed)
23rd highest of 57 34DE contracts
YearBase Salary (Guaranteed)BonusesCap
Dead Money & Cap Savings
2013$1,000,000 $1,000,000$875,000$0$0$0$1,875,000
2015$6,969,000 $6,969,000$0$0$0$0$6,969,000
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