Productive in his first two seasons, Wilkerson broke out in a big way for 10.5 sacks this past season. The year led the Jets to pick up Wilkerson's fifth-year option, keeping him under contract through the 2015 season.
But at some point in the near future, Wilkerson hopes to get a new contract. Speaking to ESPN.com, Wilkerson said he's in no rush, though.
"I would like a deal, but when it happens, it happens," Wilkerson said. "I'm not saying I want it to be before the regular season. When it happens, it happens. I'm going to come in and work hard and take every day like I always do."
The patient approach should probably pay off for Wilkerson in the long run. If he puts in a season similar to his 2013 campaign, the Jets will have no other choice but to sign him for the long-term.
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