I'll wait to see how Wilkerson's contract comes out financially before giving the Packers an "A" grade on this signing.
A one-year commitment at $5 million is hardly a steep price to pay for a former Pro Bowler, regardless of the impact Wilkerson provides in 2018.
The veteran defensive linemen has agreed to terms on a deal to join the team once the new league year begins, per ESPN's Rob Demovsky. He will also contribute to the pass rush - Wilkerson recorded double-digit sacks in two of his seven seasons with the Jets.
One can assume new defensive coordinator Mike Pettine had a say in this signing.
Head coach Todd Bowles made Wilkerson a healthy scratch in each of the final three games of the 2017 campaign. By then, the organization had decided Wilkerson's fate. Damon Harrison left in free agency, Sheldon Richardson was traded and now Wilkerson is gone to Green Bay.
NY signed Wilkerson, the team's first-round pick in the 2011 draft, to a five-year extension that included $53 million in guarantees after his Pro Bowl season in 2015, but it did not fare out as planned. The team terminated that contract after only two years.
Like the Graham deal, let's see if the Packers structured it so they can get out and have enough to pay their franchise quarterback.