• Knowshon Moreno to Fins Knowshon Moreno to Fins RB reportedly signs a one year deal with Miami.
  • Fins sign CB Finnegan Fins sign CB Finnegan Dolphins ink him to a 2 year, $11 million contract
  • DT Randy Starks stays with Fins DT Randy Starks stays with Fins Reportedly signs a 2 year deal worth about $12 million
  • OT Albert to Fins done OT Albert to Fins done Reportedly a 5 year, $46 million contract.

     

Vikes offered more? Maybe…maybe not

wallace Vikes offered more? Maybe...maybe not

Either way, WR Wallace was paid well.

Media reports are now surfacing that the Minnesota Vikings offered receiver Mike Wallace significantly more money to wear purple, but that Wallace turned it down to come to South Beach.

This has led some to question Wallace’s ability to add, if not his sanity in general. But there are some things to consider before pulling out a calculator or straight jacket:

  • No state income tax
  • The weather (vs Minnesota)
  • South Beach
  • Tannehill vs Ponder

Also, if true, we don’t know the terms of the deal. The Vikes deal could have been heavily backloaded, essentially money that Wallace might never see. Miami’s deal while maybe not as high overall, might have offered more guaranteed money or more money in the first three years of the deal.

Miami gave Wallace $27 mil guaranteed through first 2 years of the contract:

  • $11 mil signing bonus
  • 2013 salary: $1 mil = $12 million in his pocket in year 1.
  • 2014 salary: $15 mil *guaranteed*.

What was the money like from the Vikes in those years? Upfront/guaranteed money is significant because of possibility of injury or ifyougetcut.2015salary: $9.85 mil (Miami can cut him at this point and eat $6.6 mil in dead money, save $3.25 mil on salary cap).If for some reason Miami does cut him, he’s got $27 million inhis pocket and is a FA again to get another signing bonus and a bunch of guaranteed money. Pretty tough contract to beat.

A great if not entirely honest sentiment, but regardless of the motivation it’s great that he’s in Miami.

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  • 1) I don’t recall reading Wallace himself ever making that claim, but that it was his dad.
    2) That I, or anyone else is even commenting on this is a sign of how little football news there is to discuss in June. Even if true, it’s not like it reveals a serious character flaw on Wallace’s part as I’m sure it’s difficult for a player to keep track of who’s offering what with all the numbers flying around.

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