We're over two weeks on from the Super Bowl, and free agency talking has well and truly begun. And with Wes Welker and potentially Brandon Lloyd on their way out this off-season, the New England Patriots are in the market for a receiver. And the 6' 0'', 200 lbs speedster Mike Wallace seems like a good fit for a team looking for a deep threat.
However, another AFC East team is sniffing around Wallace. The Miami Dolphins are looking for some weapons for Ryan Tannehill to throw to, and apparently Mike Wallace is their number one choice, according to NFL.com
With dynamic offensive playmakers a desperate need, the Miami Dolphins have pegged Mike Wallace as their top choice to fill a gaping wide receiver void, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Omar Kelly reports, citing multiple sources.
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Miami like to make a splash (or at least they like to try to) in the off-season, and a guy like Wallace would certainly be a splash. Wallace is reportedly asking for $12 million a year, which may not be the kind of money the Patriots are willing to spend, but a team like the Dolphins, who want to make a statement in the off-season, Wallace would be a perfect fit.
And if this guy goes to Miami, I'll be slightly worried. Though Tannehill might not be the best QB, give him a weapon like Wallace against a less than good Patriots pass defense, and we're in trouble. Wallace is not only a deep threat, but he's also a threat for yards after catch, and that's exactly the kind of receiver I don't want the Patriots facing twice a year.
Would I like to see us take Wallace. Heck yes. He could potentially be another Randy Moss like weapon for Tom Brady, and with Julian Edelman or a draft pick in the slot and the Boston TE Party, and that Patriots offense is set for years to come. Bill Belichick can control Wallace's "character issues", and I think with the removal of Welker and Lloyd, we could stretch to his money. That's in an ideal world anyway.
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