Did Mike Wallace Jilt the Vikings for Less Money with the Dolphins?

June 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Wide receiver Mike Wallace was one of the big winners in free agency, but fans in Pittsburgh have been ripping the fifth-year pro for only caring about money when he signed a five-year, $60 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.
Wallace's father has gone public stating that isn't the case. In fact, according to dad, if Wallace was all about the Benjamins he'd be playing quite a bit farther north.
As Jim Corbett of USA Today reports, Mike Wallace III maintains that there was a much larger offer on the table from the Minnesota Vikings. That deal reportedly topped out at an eye-popping $76 million.
Now, before we go any farther, there's a couple of important facts that need to be taken into consideration.
First, we don't know how much of that hypothetical $76 million was guaranteed, and in the NFL that's all that really matters. The total amount of a contract in the National Football League is like a promise from a politician. They sound good and all, but at the end of ...

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