Albert Wilson was probably smart to take the 2020 season off due to COVID. He put his family first and the Miami Dolphins and his career second. Coming off an injury and allowing himself more time to get back to 100% was also smart.
This year, fans and media both wondered if Wilson would have a spot on a deep WR unit and when he made the final 53, fans were a bit surprised. When the Dolphins began losing receivers to injury, it made even more sense. Of course, for the first half of the season, Wilson apparently was still sitting out like he did last year.
Wilson, unlike Parker, has been available most of the year. In fact, he has appeared in nine of the team’s 10 games. Sadly, he has only 12 receptions for 143 yards. His mot productive game of 2021 came Thursday night when he caught 4 balls on 5 targets.
In week 2 he caught for on six targets. Then he disappeared.
Wilson isn’t being paid like a backup. He is being paid well to do nothing. He will make $5.1 million this year but if there is a silver lining, he will be a free agent at the end of the year which of course should mean he will get re-signed ahead of Mike Gesicki and Emmanuel Ogbah.