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It was long believed that Mike Wallace would take his talents to South Beach once free agency began on Tuesday. So, it didn't catch many of us by surprise when he signed a five-year, $60 million deal with the Miami Dolphins.
Of course, this didn't stop Twitterverse from doing its little dance.
Ian Rapoport of NFL.com had the following to say about Miami's big acquisition.
Speaking of fast... Mike Wallace running a drag route in that West Coast Offense. Forget going deep, that's where he'll kill you.
That's fine and dandy, but I am pretty sure any defensive back would kill Wallace before he killed the defense. Wallace doesn't like contact and struggles going up the middle. As much as I respect Rapoport, he might actually want to take advantage of the paid subscription his company offers us.
Our very own Amber Lee had an intriguing take on the Wallace signing; coming from a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
@MiamiDolphins @wallace17_dakid go drop balls in Miami, jag. You won't be missed.
Of course fandom seems to get in the way of free agency, especially when a star leaves your favorite team, but Amber seemed to actually make a bit more sense than Ian. That's how Bleacher Report does it, by the way.
I think the best explanation of this questionable signing by Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland came from Faux John Madden, a parody account with 175,000 followers.
Judging by the Dolphins contract given to Mike Wallace, Darrius Heyward-Bey is worth $65M because he's fast and drops a lot of passes
I know you see a theme here, but that previous tweet was in response to Heyward-Bey's release from the Oakland Raiders hours after Wallace signed his lucrative deal with Miami. As any Steelers' fan with common sense would acknowledge, Wallace does drop a high number of passes.
Still, there is reason to be proud according to former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah:
My 9-year old son just ran into the house following school and yelled, "Dad, who signed Mike Wallace?" #ProudPappa
No matter where you stand on the Wallace signing, that's good stuff right there.
At the very least, we know Ryan Tannehill just received a nice Christmas present underneath his palm tree. While there are questions as to whether the $60 million deal was worth it for Miami, Wallace immediately becomes its most explosive weapon on the Dolphins' offense.