Wilkerson named Jets team MVP

As the season comes to an end this week, the Jets look to reach consecutive wins for the first time this year. Not only would they be celebrating a great ending to their season, they will be celebrating the Curtis Martin Team MVP award winning defensive end, Muhammad Wilkerson and his great season.

In what has been a disappointing season for Jets Nation, the Green and White will play its final game in Miami this Sunday. The Dolphins will be playing to get the last berth in the AFC, and Gang Green will look to win its second game in a row.

New York has not won consecutive games this season, so it would be nice to take that step forward moving into the offseason stated the Jets' veteran defensive end, Muhammad Wilkerson.

"We're looking forward to getting a win and getting ready for the offseason and correcting ourselves, find ourselves as a team and get better for next season," noted Wilkerson.

The team has shown steady improvement over the last few games of the season and the team's sack leader agrees.

"It's the end of the season," said Wilkerson. "And I think we should be improving right now and looking forward to better things next season."

Wilkerson, voted by his peers and coaches, received the Curtis Martin Team MVP award for his excellent play and display of leadership for the season. The former first round draft selection produced extremely well this season, as he totaled 62 combined tackles, 10.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and his first interception of his career, through 16 weeks.

The leader of this team's disruptive defensive front said that being acknowledged for this award was "great," but the modest man thanks his teammates for allowing him to have the opportunity to have the season that he had.

"That's an accomplishment that I feel that I think I worked hard for," said Wilkerson. "But I want to celebrate this award with my teammates. I wouldn't have it if it wasn't for them."

The team's MVP has steadily improved over his first three seasons in the league, since being drafted out of Temple in 2011. He has produced 60-plus tackles in consecutive seasons, and has increased his sack total each of his three seasons. Each season comes with goals for Wilkerson, but was winning the Curtis Martin Team MVP award one of them?

"No, I didn't consider that," said Wilkerson. "I just work my tail off every day, come into work and try to get better." No. 96 will be going to work in Miami on Sunday, in hopes to round out the season with two wins in a row. The Curtis Martin Team MVP award winner will lead his team off the field, and into the offseason, in their heads held high.


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