According to Cimini, there has been speculation in league circles that Wilson could be on the chopping block. However, Cimini believes this talk could be a little premature and will likely come down to what the Jets elect to do in free agency.
Wilson, 26, was taken with the No. 29 overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Jets. While hasn’t missed a game in his four-year career, he has yet to live up to his draft status. Cimini points out that Wilson has registered only six impact plays over the course of career.
Last year, he totaled 26 tackles and two pass defense and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 77 cornerback in the league.
Wilson is set to make $1.065 million for the 2014 season and will count $2,387,400 against the Jets’ salary cap. Releasing Wilson would free up $1.29 million in cap space, according to OverTheCap.com.