Mike Wallace is the hot-button holdout of the early 2012 NFL season.
The Pittsburgh Steelers say they won't trade the restricted free-agent wide receiver, but Wallace is staying strong in his demands for a long-term deal worth big bucks. He's made it apparent that he believes he's worth more than the $2.7 million, one-year tender that the Steelers are currently offering.
His career numbers support his claims.
Wallace's 171 catches for 3,206 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns in three NFL seasons justifies his holdout, but if he's not careful he could quickly be labeled as problematic and his long-term value could begin to drop.
The Steelers are a team with plenty of questions surrounding them heading into the season, and if Wallace continues to holdout, the organization may be better off by cutting ties with the 26-year-old speed demon.
There are plenty of NFL teams that need a playmaker like Wallace. Here are the odds for every team landing the Pro Bowl wide receiver.
Salary cap totals are as of July 1 and can be found at NFL.com