It was just two years ago that the Miami Dolphins went all-in one star wide receiver Mike Wallace via a huge $60 million contract. Now they want him gone. Per NFL.com, the team prefers not to flat-out release Wallace and is shopping him on the trading block in an effort to get something of value in return for him. Good luck with that, South Beach.
Wallace is owed $9.9 million in salary and bonuses this year and is under contract through the 2017 NFL season. While another team can probably use the 28-year old’s vertical ability down the field, it’s unlikely anyone is going to want to fork over that kind of cash for a guy that hasn’t panned out with the Fins the past two years.
A lot of Wallace’s struggles have been directly related to a quarterback and offensive system that simply don’t utilize him properly, but the disgruntled wideout has also had issues with drops during his time in Miami and many have called into question his ability to be a complete #1 wide receiver. Of course, Miami never fully took advantage of his deep speed, while franchise quarterback Ryan Tannehill (despite having a good arm) has never grown into a consistent deep ball passer.
It’s all leading to a divorce for a Dolphins team that has a solid talent in Jarvis Landry on the rise and probably is content with operating a more balanced, dink-and-dunk passing game. That should lead to Wallace leaving Miami, but it’s probably not going to happen via trade. If the Fins decide to admit their mistake, we’ll likely here of Wallace’s release sometime before August.