The Green Bay Packers have landed their second big free agent signing of this offseason. They reportedly have Muhammad Wilkerson, who was released by the New York Jets early last week.
Wilkerson happened to be one of the few thoughtful free agents. He visited multiple teams — in this case, the Packers, Saints, Chiefs and Redskins — before deciding the GBP was his team.
Simple deal, according to that fucking Vikings’ homer, Pelissaro.
Mo Wilkerson's deal with the #Packers is one year, $5 million plus $3M in incentives, source said.
— Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) March 14, 2018
Not surprising that the Packers gave Wilkerson a one-year deal. He’s had down years with the Jets the past two seasons, with just 3.5 sacks in 2017 and 4.5 in 2016. That follows a 12-sack year in 2015.
However, we know Wilkerson credits now-Packers defensive coordinator Mike Pettine for getting him to the double-digit sack level, something Wilkerson also accomplished in 2013, the year after Pettine left for Buffalo.
We do not certifiably know if Wilkerson can get back to that level of dominance. But let’s think about how he could. Let’s look at the Packers’ defensive line. Mike Daniels consistently takes up double and sometimes triple-teams on one side. Kenny Clark is an emerging star in the middle. Let’s add Mo Wilkerson to that.
He’s said to turn it off and on when he wants. Apparently, he has the respect of Mike Pettine to get out there and break his ass.
Mike Daniels, Kenny Clark, a motivated Muhammad Wilkerson?
Double-team who? Maybe the Minnesota Vikings and Jerk Cousins can tell us when he signs his fully-guaranteed (hahahahahahhahaha!) new contract?
Gutes getting it done! The Packers still need some cornerbacks, though…