According to Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, a source within the Dolphins’ organization has told him that their top free agent target will be Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace this offseason.
Kelly expects the Dolphins to offer Wallace a contract that will pay him roughly $12 million per season.
Considering Wallace turned down an offer from Pittsburgh that trumped the five-year, $55.5 million deal Vincent Jackson got from Tampa Bay as an unrestricted free agent last offseason, expect a contract being placed on a table that pays Wallace in the range of $60 million or $12 million a season during unauthorized contract negotiations at this week’s NFL combine.
This is probably too much money, but Wallace still has room to grow as a player, which means he still has some upside. And lets face it, the Dolphins are in dire need of a number one receiver.