New York Giants running back David Wilson is a young, promising player bursting with potential and boasting it as of late on the football field in any capacity he can. So there would be no issues arguing with his insufferable optimism pertaining to his NFL future.
“I think at the end of my career, I’ll be in the Hall of Fame. I know myself and I know (when) I have guys around me that feel the same way, which I feel I do. When I get my opportunity, the sky is not the limit. I think it’s past it. You have to believe in yourself to do good things. This is how I feel.”
Ok, you can’t complain about those comments. Wilson certainly has the ability to be one of the greats. He’s shown us just how special he can in bits and pieces thus far through his unparalleled combination of speed and power. He loves to showcase his underrated ability to break tackles—something that leaves most in awe—and if he can just get the fumbling trouble down, Wilson will be one of the league’s best backs in no time.
Such fumble troubles earned Wilson an early seat on the bench, a devastating place to find yourself when Tom Coughlin is your head coach. But the rookie kept fighting, as most hoped he would, and Wilson has slowly but surely begun earning the trust of his coaches and teammates.
Thus, Wilson delivered this gem of a quote unlikely to be topped by anyone this season:
“I’m like birth control. You have to believe in me. 99.9 percent of the time I’m going to come through for you.”
The Giants are hopeful Wilson will come through for them on Sunday, when they square off with the Washington Redskins with an opportunity widen the gap on their NFC East lead. Wilson has seen more and more carries each week since Andre Brown went down with an injury and is the top kick returner in the league thus far.
With Ahmad Bradshaw garnering an unorthodox sum of carries recently, the Giants may look to Wilson to contribute more often in the running game. If Wilson’s comments are any indication, he is ready to go to work.