27-Year-Old Safety – Detroit Lions
2017 Fantasy Football Outlook
The 2016 season was Wilson's first in Detroit after spending the first four years of his career with the Patriots. The former second-round draft pick eventually beat out Rafael Bush to secure the Lion...
Tavon Wilson Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $2.2 million contract with the Lions in March of 2016.
Wilson (shoulder), who will be an unrestricted free agent at the end of the league year in March, isn't a safe bet to return to the Lions in 2018, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
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Wilson signed with the Lions to presumably fill the teamís vacancy at free safety, but fellow free-agent acquiree Rafael Bush appears to have won that job. Subsequently, Wilson will be relegated to a role in nickel packages and likely wonít see enough playing time to flash any IDP appeal.
With Devin McCourty and Patrick Chung set to start at safty for the Patriots, Wilson -- a 2012 second-rounder, who recorded 22 tackles last season, will look to stick around as in a reserve/special teams role.
Provides the Patriots with depth at free safety, but no lock to secure a big role after recording just three tackles last season, his second as a pro.
Wilson, considered by most a major second-round reach in 2012, played both corner and safety in college, given him the sort of versatility the Patriots covet. He'll begin the 2013 season as a reserve. As a rookie, he racked up 41 tackles, including 10 in Week 5, when he drew a spot start. He's one to watch if injuries hit the New England secondary.
The Patriots selected Wilson in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, 48th overall, which was viewed by many as a reach. Still, he's penciled in as the team's backup strong safety behind the productive (when healthy) Patrick Chung.