Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 3/29/13

Newly acquired Miami Dolphins receiver Mike Wallace pulled in so far the biggest 2013 free agent payday when he signed a $60 million deal over five years with the team, but he could've made more than that, according to his father. Mike Wallace Jr. (yes, he's a Jr.) tells the Miami Herald that "the (Vikings) had come to the point where they were telling him, 'You don't have to live here, just be here during the season,...He wanted to get out of that snow and cold weather." Apparently after spending time in Pittsburgh's cold weather, Minnesota didn't look all that appealing. Wallace's dad says the Vikings offered him more money, but his son's mind was on the warm Miami air, and simply said thanks, but no thanks. The Seattle Seahawks and St. Louis Rams were also in the mix, but Wallace had his mind made up. “[Miami] feels like home,” Mike Wallace, the receiver said. “I’m just excited for a new start. On to the next chapter.” Per Chris Wesseling on NFL.com: 'Having traded Percy Harvin, the Vikings immediately sprang into action as a competitor for Wallace. NFL.com's Jeff Darlington reported at the time that the Dolphins fully expected to be bidding against a Vikings team willing to go to $13 million per year.'

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