Dolphins visit Steelers in return of Mike Wallace
The talk of Mike Wallace leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers started two seasons ago. It was a known fact, the Steelers had no chance of re-signing their star receiver.
Instead, Mike Wallace agreed to a contract with the Miami Dolphins and according to NFL.com “Just ready to start this next chapter in my life, it’s an exciting time.”
The Dolphins admitted he has a unique skill set which they believe will be a welcomed addition to their offense and second-year starter Ryan Tannehill.
2013 marks the return of Wallace to the city of Pittsburgh.
The Steelers drafted Mike Wallace in the third round (84th overall) in 2009 out of Mississippi.
2010 and 2011 were breakout years for the receiver, both going over 1,000 yards, his numbers declined in 2012 due to a new offensive system and lack of an offensive line.
His new deal is worth $60 million over five years and includes $30 million in guarantees. Not something the Steelers were ready or willing to offer.
It’s safe to say Wallace could make things difficult for a Steelers team who could be rebuilding.
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