The Dolphins finally got the guy they wanted. After striking out with Peyton Manning, Jeff Fisher the Dolphins targeted a guy and were able to deliver. Today the Dolphins took a major step forward in bolstering their receiving core. A team that sorely needed speed and playmaking ability signed one of the leagues fastest playmakers.
@JeffDarlington Wallace is indeed on the verge of becoming a Dolphin, Im told. He's taking physical. The sides have reached an agreement
@ClaytonESPN reports Dolphins give Mike Wallace a five-year deal worth up to $65 million. 30 mil guaranteed
The Dolphins knew Wallace wouldn’t come cheap and did everything they thought they had to in order to bring the wide out to Miami.
Mike Wallace has the ability to make big plays, find the end zone and brings a dynamic aspect to this offense that was sorely missing. Wallace’s deep ball ability helps the defense respect the big play and opens up other options for this offense that struggled making plays last season. Wallace who ran a 4.33 40 yard dash at the NFL scouting combine is viewed by most as the NFL’s fastest WR.
Wallace stats with the Steelers combined to a total of 4042 yards 32 touchdowns.
Wallace’s signing could also lead to a change in culture from a team that was afraid to throw the deal and trained to have a run first mentality. Now, finally catching up to the rest of league the Dolphins will look top open things up. Wallace has averaged 17.2 yards per receptions and a very respectable number. In 2 games against the Dolphins Wallace piled up 2 touchdowns and 117 yards.
The first and biggest piece of free agency is now settled, there is still plenty of work left to do with this roster however this is a move many thought had to happen. Credit to Ireland for finally closing.