For weeks now we’ve been talking about Greg Jennings and the Miami Dolphins in the same sentence. Is it possible that could be incorrect, and the Dolphins have eyes for somebody else.
Omar Kelly of the Sun-Sentinel is reporting that the Dolphins may be targeting Steelers unrestricted free agent Mike Wallace to be their new number 1.
Multiple sources tell the Sun-Sentinel Steelers receiverMike Wallace, who won’t be given the franchise tag by the Steelers this offseason, is the team’s top target.
And much like Miami’s pursuit of Jim Harbaugh, Jeff Fisherand Peyton Manning, everyone inside the NFL knows Dolphins owner Steve Ross is a big spender, and expects him to set the bidding market high.
Considering Wallace turned down an offer from Pittsburgh that trumped the five-year, $55.5 million deal Vincent Jackson got from Tampa Bay as an unrestricted free agent last offseason, expect a contract being placed on a table that pays Wallace in the range of $60 million or $12 million a season during unauthorized contract negotiations at this week’s NFL combine.
That’s the question at this point. Is Mike Wallace worth $12 million a season? Wallace has a penchant for drops, being high maintenance, and unreliable in crunch time.
I know two people who will be watching this closely, that’s Percy Harvin and the Vikings GM.