Mike Wallace will be one of the most sought after players in the NFL when the free agent frenzy officially commences on March 12 and the Miami Dolphins are determined to secure his services at any cost.
The 26 year old possesses the blazing speed that Miami’s top brass desperately craves at the wide receiver position and the Dolphins have earmarked Wallace as their number one priority, according to NFL.com.
“Jeff Ireland will have a corps of pass catchers within the next week that includes Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Davone Bess,” sources said. “The plan (Plan A at least) does not include Greg Jennings, who isn’t as valued by the organization as many outsiders believe him to be.”
This may come as a surprise to many, as the Dolphins were expected to make a serious run at Jennings, due to his relationship with current Miami head coach Joe Philbin during their time together with the Green Bay Packers.
The Packers won the Super Bowl in the 2010-11 season thanks to Philbin dialing up the plays as Green Bay’s offensive coordinator and Jennings making clutch catches and many expected a reunion in Miami.
The Dolphins have been searching for a number one wide receiver since shipping off the mercurial Brandon Marshall to the Chicago Bears for a pair of third round draft picks in March 2012.
Wallace has less baggage than the often troubled Marshall and will give the Dolphins the deep threat that they have coveted for many years now.
Miami will not be the only suitor in the Mike Wallace sweepstakes though as Pro Football Talk reports that the Minnesota Vikings are also keen to land the speedster and are not afraid of splashing the cash during the free agent market.
Will Minnesota make an offer that the former Mississippi star can’t refuse or will Wallace take his talents to South Beach?