When Gallup was out for seven games at the beginning of the season with an ankle injury, Wilson was there to pick up the pieces. During that stretch, he had 256 yards and three touchdowns.
Then, when Gallup went down with an ACL tear in the Week 17 matchup vs. the Cardinals, Wilson was ready to fill in again. He caught all six of his targets and had a touchdown.
But Wilson wasn’t just there to provide receiving yards. He also passed the ball during a trick play. And that wasn’t the first time. In the last two years, the receiver is remarkably 5-for-5 on passes for 111 yards. This gives him a perfect passer rating of 158.3. That is incredible.
Could Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson potentially be a quarterback option for the team?
I know it’s a strange number, but 158.3 is the highest possible passer rating you can have. To put that rating in comparison, Cowboys QB1 Dak Prescott has a career passer rating of 98.0, Tom Brady has a passer rating of 97.5, and Patrick Mahomes leads the all-time list with 106.0.
Yes, we know that Wilson isn’t a quarterback. No, we don’t expect him to ever start a game. But what he is doing is pretty darn impressive.
And he isn’t just standing in the pocket alone. In the below play from the game against the Minnesota Vikings, he throws a great spiral under pressure and on the move. There are some starting quarterbacks in the NFL who might not have been able to pull that off. Prescott himself said he was impressed with the throw.
All jokes aside, the Cowboys need Wilson to be there to fill a huge gap in the loss of Gallup. We’d love to see a trick play or two in the playoffs, but Dallas really needs the receiver to add on to his 483 total yards and four touchdowns on the season. This is the backup receiver’s time to shine.