The Miami Dolphins had an encouraging 2022 campaign, but one guy who didn't play much of a role in their success was wide receiver Cedrick Wilson. Wilson was signed to a three-year, $22 million deal with the Dolphins last offseason after a breakout campaign with the Dallas Cowboys in 2021, but was invisible for much of the season with Miami.
Wilson finished the season with just 12 catches for 136 yards after hauling in 45 passes for 602 yards and six touchdowns the season before. Wilson's usage was very confusing to everyone, including Wilson himself he seems, as he recently offered some eye-opening comments on his role in the Dolphins offense that he appears to be hoping will change in 2023.
“I mean, with the stats not there, it just says like you didn’t play football. So I mean, if I played, then the numbers are going to match.” – Cedrick Wilson, The Palm Beach Post
Wilson initially signed with the Dolphins to be their secondary receiver behind Jaylen Waddle, only to watch the team trade for Tyreek Hill less than a week later. Still, Wilson was primed to be a solid third option behind them, but as his production from last season shows, that simply never happened.
Heading into the 2023 season, Wilson is hoping that will change for him. He obviously has the talent to succeed, but the Dolphins have a bevy of pass-catching talent that will make things difficult for him. Right now, Wilson is a forgotten man in Miami, but who knows, he could end up putting together a solid bounce-back campaign if he is able to figure things out.