Mike Wallace to the Miami Dolphins?
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Miami Dolphins and former Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace are closing in on a five-year deal.
Wallace, 26, has missed just one game through the first four years of his NFL career, and is one of the most explosive receivers in the league.
The Dolphins’ receiving corps was lacking severely last season, after they dealt Brandon Marshall to Chicago. Brian Hartline topped 1,000 yards, but they clearly need more weapons for Ryan Tannehill, who will be entering his second season.
Wallace declined a long-term deal from the Steelers prior to last season, instead opting to play under the one-year franchise tender.
After topping 1,100 yards receiving in 2010 and 2011, his production dipped a bit in 2012, as he caught 64 passes for 863 yards. However, he did score eight touchdowns.
Wallace immediately becomes the No. 1 target for Tannehill, and gives the Dolphins the over-the-top threat they didn’t have at all in 2012.
Tannehill is still fairly raw, so there’s no telling how much his game will improve from his rookie season to his second season. As he continues to figure things out, Wallace’s numbers may fall a bit at first.
Wallace is still likely a WR1 in fantasy due to his explosiveness alone, however.