Desperate for a playmaking wide receiver, the Miami Dolphins signed Mike Wallace to five year contract today. The signing gives second year QB Ryan Tannenhill a legitimate deep threat next season as he tries to lead the Dolphins to the playoffs.
The Miami Dolphins interest in Mike Wallace is nothing new. The team made him one of their top free agent priorities. Minnesota was interested too and possibly traded embattled receiver Percy Harvin to make room. The Dolphins didn’t take any chances and wasted no time convincing Wallace to come to Miami.
Mike Wallace’s five year contract with the Miami Dolphins is worth a reported $60 million, with $30 million guaranteed. Wallace should be very happy. The Dolphins also re-signed their best receiver from last year, Brian Hartline, to a five deal before free agency started.
Keeping Hartline and adding Wallace gives the Miami Dolphins two 1,000 yard wide receivers and assures Ryan Tannenhill will have the weapons needed to not only compete, but continue to grow as a QB in the league.
Mike Wallace started his career in Pittsburgh where he made his name as a deep threat with great separation skills. His career may have ended in Pittsburgh when he was franchise tagged and held out to send a message.
One year later Mike Wallace is getting exactly what he wants from the Miami Dolphins. He will frontline Miami’s receiving corps and give the Dolphins an explosive playmaker who can change the game with one catch.
The Miami Dolphins get another big boost by signing Mike Wallace. It wasn’t long ago the franchise was seen as an embarrassment around the NFL. When Ryan Tanennhill was drafted he was considered a reach by a desperate team. One year later people are looking at Miami differently.
Head coach Joe Philbin helped the team climb out of the NFL cellar and finish the 2012 season with 7-9 record. The addition of Mike Wallace by the Miami Dolphins should get them over the .500 bump and even threaten for a playoff position.
Are you surprised Mike Wallace signed with the Dolphins?