With the free agency period now well underway, the run on premier wide receivers seems to be over. The blood spilled however is still running and no one is paying more attention to it than Mike Wallace and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions received the biggest contract in wide receiver history this week when he signed for $132 million and a record $60 million guaranteed. Former Chargers’ wideout Vincent Jackson is now a Tampa Bay Buccaneer after signing a 5-year $55 million deal with $26 million guaranteed.
Even Laurent Robinson, formerly of Dallas , signed a 5-year $32 million dollar deal with $14 guaranteed with the Jacksonville Jaguars. Robinson isn’t exactly a household name but still commanded some big-time money.
What all this means for the Steelers and for Mike Wallace is that regardless of what happens in the upcoming 2012 season (where Wallace will earn $2.7 million) is that he quite possibly could have a huge windfall heading into 2013. You can ...