With the Pittsburgh Steelers enduring salary cap hell this offseason that saw them have to resort to cutting several valued and well-respected players, one of the biggest stories of free agency was what they would do if a team offered Mike Wallace a contract in return for the first round tender Pittsburgh placed on him.
If a team had front-loaded a deal for the breakout wide receiver, the Steelers would have been in real trouble trying to find a way to keep him in the black and gold. Long story short, no team took such a risk. But if cornerback Ike Taylor is to be believed, Wallace would have preferred it if someone had.
While Wallace himself has been quiet for months about the status of his current contract, Taylor told radio listeners on Tuesday that there is quite a bit of frustration going on with the situation right now.
“He wants to be here. … But at the same time he wants his paper. Mike feels like he outperformed his last contract. But he’s dealing with a monster, and that’...