The Miami Dolphins signed wide receiver Mike Wallace to a five-year deal that pays him $12 million annually, and yet, his dad claims he left more money on the table.
Wallace turned down a bigger offer from the Minnesota Vikings to play in Miami, according to Wallace’s father.
Here is what his father said in an article by Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald:
“The [Vikings] had come to the point where they were telling him, ‘You don’t have to live here, just be here during the season,’ ” Wallace’s father, Mike Jr., said by phone this week. “He wanted to get out of that snow and cold weather.”
The idea of Minnesota targeting a deep threat like Wallace makes sense. The Vikings landed arguably the next-best free agent wide out in Greg Jennings, possibly as a backup plan for when Wallace opted to sign with Miami.
True or not, Jennings is a Viking and Wallace is a Dolphin, and that’s the way it is.