Originally written on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 11/18/14
As they often do, Mike Florio and his compatriots at Pro Football Talk have gotten the final numbers on Mike Wallace’s contract. A lot of Browns fans really wanted Mike Wallace. A few less wanted him after hearing the final tally of the Dolphins deal and just how much they had to fork over for the former Steeler wideout. I’ve taken Florio’s numbers and put it in the format that we’ve come to use when talking about deals like we did yesterday with Paul Kruger. So, here’s how it looks. Signing Bonus Workout Salary Cap 2013 2.2 0.05 1 3.25 2014 2.2 0.05 15 17.25 2015 2.2 0.05 9.85 12.1 2016 2.2 0.05 11.45 13.7 2017 2.2 0.05 11.45 13.7 Total 60 You will notice that as the Browns front-loaded Kruger’s deal with a roster bonus in the first year, the Dolphins haven’t. They’ve chosen to keep Wallace’s cap number relatively low in 2013 at $3.25 million before allowing it to balloon to a whopping $17.25 million in 2014. The salary in 2014 is fully guaranteed according to Florio. I was curious what this same deal might have looked like structure-wise if Joe Banner and his crew had done the deal. I couldn’t find the details on if there are rules as to how big a roster bonus can be. You’ll remember that the Browns used a nearly $6.3 million roster bonus for Paul Kruger to front-load his deal. Anyway, I used percentages to estimate what Banner might have hoped to achieve in a signing bonus and a roster bonus to structure the deal assuming he would have had similar goals to the way he structured Kruger and Desmond Bryant. This is what I came up with. Signing Bonus Roster Salary Cap 2013 1.8 9 2 12.8 2014 1.8 10 11.8 2015 1.8 10 11.8 2016 1.8 10 11.8 2017 1.8 10 11.8 Total 60 Again, I can’t guarantee that I followed NFL rules because I’m unsure if there are rules as to what size the roster bonus is allowed to be. Also, obviously, the Browns might not have had (and probably won’t) have an appetite for a deal this big for a player like Wallace. Even still, I find it interesting to see how different teams go about their business. It wouldn’t have been much different in Mike Wallace’s eyes. He’d still be guaranteed the same amount of money and he’d earn it all guaranteed in the first two years regardless.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lightning reach Stanley Cup Final with Game 7 win

Devon Still: Daughter has complications with transplant

Rivers denies report of problems with CP3 and Jordan

Orlando Magic hope Skiles can right sinking ship

Falcons waive Shembo over animal cruelty charges

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Report: Tom Brady’s suspension appeal hearing set for June 23

Peterson is wrong (sorta): NFL players have great power

Scout: A-Rod 'looks like he doesn't give a (expletive)'

Belichick mum on Deflategate in first remarks since discipline

Dwight Howard suspended for first game of 2015-16 season

Bucs veterans missing Jameis while he's at rookie symposium

WATCH: Josh Hamilton hits first two homers of the season

Did Andrew Bogut take a shot at Mark Jackson?

$70 million Reebok deal is bad for UFC fighters

If the Warriors win the NBA title, the parade will be for Oakland

SEC no longer allows transfers with 'serious misconduct' issues

Klay Thompson officially diagnosed with concussion

Snoop Dogg hooks Texas A&M up with adidas cleats

WATCH: Stephen Curry rides a mini-horse

Metta World Peace gets ejected after five fouls in one minute

On satellite camps and the SEC crying over its self-protections

Four NFL quarterbacks set to take a step back in 2015

Spelling Bee co-champ wears LeBron jersey under shirt

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Lightning reach Stanley Cup Final with Game 7 win

Devon Still's daughter has complications with transplant

$70M Reebok deal is bad for UFC fighters

If the Warriors win the title, the parade will be for Oakland

Peterson is wrong (sorta): NFL players have great power

Dwight Howard suspended for first game of 2015-16 season

Four QBs set to take step back in 2015

Spelling Bee co-champ wears LeBron jersey under shirt

Top 10 stories from 2015 NBA Playoffs

Rangers-Lightning Game 7 preview

The can't-miss Prince Fielder

Chip Kelly: Tebow is a quarterback

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.