The Giants’ season had ended a day earlier, general manager Jerry Reese was clearly not in the mood to hand out compliments, but he did have this to say about rookie running back David Wilson:

“He’s dynamic, really kind of a world-class athlete. We think he has a bright future for us.’’

The future is now for Wilson, as Ahmad Bradshaw yesterday was released and the ball is now in Wilson’s hands. He showed a great flair for kickoff returns (franchise-record 1,533 return yards) but occupied coach Tom Coughlin’s doghouse early in his first season after losing a fumble in the season opener.

Wilson, the 2012 first-round pick from Virginia Tech, rushed for 358 yards and four touchdowns, at times showing the freakish physical skills he possesses — not only with the back-flips after scoring.

By cutting Bradshaw loose, the Giants sent a message: They believe Wilson is ready, and also that Andre Brown’s performance last season was not a fluke. Brown ran for 385 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns before suffering a fractured fibula Nov. 25 against the Packers. Wilson and Brown figure to be the 1-2 punch in the offensive backfield, with another running back added to the mix.