Kentucky QB Terry Wilson updates rehab, says offense will be 'explosive'
Despite missing Terry Wilson for over half the season in 2019, Kentucky found a way to win 8 games with receiver Lynn Bowden playing quarterback. It was one of the best coaching jobs in the nation, and Bowden was one of the best playmakers in the nation.
Now, Wilson is completing his rehabilitation following his season-ending torn patellar injury suffered in the second game. Wilson didn’t return in what little spring football camp the Wildcats had before it was shut down due to COVID-19.
Wilson joined Kentucky Sports Radio’s Nick Roush to update his rehabilitation process.
“I feel like right now, I’m 90 percent,” Wilson said. “I’m running full-speed. I’m cutting; I’m doing the little things. The knee’s feeling fine. It’s getting back to how it was. I’m still strengthening my quad of course, but the knee overall is fine. The knee isn’t a problem at all. The rest of that is strengthening my leg. I’m feeling fine.”
Wilson has a cast of playmakers at receiver who can really be weapons. They weren’t as visible in 2019 with Bowden playing quarterback; however, with Wilson, the receiving cast could shine. Wilson touched on that subject with KSR.
“The plan last year — I wanted to get all those guys the ball. We were working so hard on that during summer camp and one-on-ones on our own time. I just wanted to get the ball to them,” Wilson said. “I wanted to show everybody that, ‘Hey, I can throw the ball. I can get the ball to these guys.'”
“That’s the thing I’m really wanting to show — this offense is really going to be explosive,” Wilson said. “It’s not just talk.”
During 2018, Wilson threw for 1,889 yards, 11 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. He also added 547 rushing yards and 4 touchdowns. The Wildcats had a prolific 10-win season, and Kentucky is hoping for more of the same with Wilson at quarterback.