Safety J.J. Wilcox was in Santa Clara to meet with the 49ers earlier this month and there were reports he agreed to a deal with the NFC West club, but he won’t be with the 49ers this season.
Wilcox never signed a contract and wound up heading across the country to sign a deal with the Jets instead.
“It was a three-way decision. It was the 49ers, the Jets and my family,” Wilcox said, via the team’s website. “We came to a decision that it was best to come here. It was an opportunity that was un-turn-down-able and you’ve just got to take it.”
Wilcox signed a one-year deal that can be worth a total of $1.25 million for the 2018 season and indicated that playing for Jets coach Todd Bowles was a…