David Wilson didn’t get many opportunities to prove himself in the backfield early on in the season. After fumbling away his chance in the opening game against Dallas last year, Wilson used special teams to display not only his speed, but his explosive running ability.
Wilson racked up over 1,500 yards and a score returning kicks by season’s end, and proved he was ready to take on a larger role in the offense. With Ahmad Bradshaw out of town, the backfield is wide open for Wilson to take the lead, and now that he’s the projected starter, his role on special teams is expected to be diminished.
Staring running backs are not usually not the primary kick off returners, but if Wilson, had a say, he’d balance both.