Wilkerson said talks about a long-term contract are ongoing between his agent and the Jets, and he said he wants to be a "Jet for life."
"I'm not holding out. My agent is talking with (GM John) Idzik, and that's all I can say," Wilkerson said. "I have nothing to do with that. I'm just going to let him take care of that. That's his job. I'm just here to play ball. It is what it is. If [a long-term deal] happens, it happens. I don't control what goes on upstairs."
The report says the Jets could sign Wilkerson to a long-term contract extension this offseason, but that could be unlikely unless he "accepts a team-friendly deal."
Wilkerson is scheduled to earn $1.2 million in 2014. Per terms of the CBA, Wilkerson, the 30th pick in the 2011 draft, is in line for $5.25 million-$6 million in 2015 under the team option.
"It will be taken care of, definitely," Wilkerson said of his contract situation, per ESPN.com. "But all that holdout and all that other talk that people were saying and everything -- I never said anything like that. I’m not going to hold out. It’s not something I want; it’s not something I’m thinking about. I’m going to show up like everybody else and do what I’m told."
Wilkerson had 64 tackles, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception last season.
Wilkerson just completed the third season of a four-year contract that the Jets can extend to a fifth season. He claimed ignorance of what is in store for him.
"I'm not worried about that," he said. "That's why I have an agent."
Wilkerson finished 2013 with 64 tackles and 10 1/2 sacks, but was snubbed in the Pro Bowl voting.
|2011||New York Jets||16||49||35.0||14||3||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2012||New York Jets||16||69||36.0||33||5||0||0||0.0||0||0||5|
|2013||New York Jets||16||63||43.0||20||10.5||1||6||6.0||6||0||3|
|Year||Team||G||Fum||Lost||Fum Forced||Own Rec||Opp Rec||Yds||Tot Rec||TD|
|2011||New York Jets||16||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New York Jets||16||0||0||3||0||1||21||1||1|
|2013||New York Jets||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|