Mike Wallace’s father says Vikings offered more money than Dolphins


Dec 16, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers receiver Mike Wallace (17) prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

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.