Is Mike Wallace worth it?
"I don't think they'd give that to just anybody," Wallace said. "They took a gamble and feel like I'm either one of the best or can be one of the best. You're worth whatever they pay you, and the team felt like I was worth it."
Wallace said multiple teams offered him the same deal as the Dolphins, including the $30 million in guaranteed money. (You might recall Wallace's father telling USA Today the Minnesota Vikings offered his son a $76 million deal.)
There's no question Wallace's arrival has brought excitement to South Beach. That a Dolphins player can keep a straight face while discussing the team's chances of knocking off the New England Patriots should count as a significant sign of progress.
Ultimately, this was a deal as much about the Dolphins' faith in Ryan Tannehill as it was about Wallace's ability as a playmaker. The team believes Tannehill can be a star. Acquiring Wallace -- at whatever the cost -- was a necessary step they believe will prove their hunch correct.
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