Sheldon Richardson Muhammad Wilkerson June 2014

Sheldon Richardson isn't afraid to speak his mind. Whether it be about an opponent or his ability, Richardson will let his opinion be known.

In this case, it's about keeping a teammate around.

Muhammad Wilkerson earned a base salary of $1.2 million this season along with $975,000 in bonuses. The Jets picked up a fifth-year option on Wilkerson for 2015, where he will make $6.9 million.

In Richardson's mind, that has to change. He wants the Jets to give Wilkerson a nice contract extension.
“Hopefully, they do the right thing and pay the man,” Richardson said. “That’s coming from me. That’s somebody I want around. But it’s just business. You have no control over it.“He’s due for a paycheck, though. Believe that, he’s due for a paycheck.”

It is not likely to influence the leaders and Richardson doesn't call any shots in the organization, but Wilkerson will be glad to know that he has the support of his teammates.


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