Thread: Vikings Offered Wallace $76M
06-16-2013, 10:38 AM #1
Vikings Offered Wallace $76M
Mike Wallace rejected Vikings' $76M offer, dad says
Mike Wallace rejected Vikings' $76M offer, dad says - NFL.com
Mike Wallace: Vikings offered $76 million, but receiver settled for Dolphins' $60 million
Mike Wallace: Vikings offered $76 million, but receiver settled for Dolphins' $60 million - TwinCities.com
Last edited by singersp; 06-16-2013 at 10:52 AM.
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06-16-2013, 12:49 PM #2
Saw this story the other day and figured it would be around these parts and heavily talked about ... guess not.
I figure that it is a severe exaggeration. I can't see us making that offer and I cannot see him turning down that much more money. Maybe the total was right or something, but the Dolphins made the better move on guaranteed funds.
Either way ... this is another slam at our quarterback one way or another. And there is little doubt out there that Tannehill has a much bigger arm than Ponder even if he might not be a better overall quarterback. Wallace likes to go get the ball from a big arm and we don't have that.
For all this kind of trite shit to go away though there is only one thing that can be done ... Ponder simply has to play well.
A few things-
He is from the south and didn't like the cold climate in Pittsburgh so going to the MinnyApple probably was not that high on the list.
Florida doesn't have income taxes. So when you figure what the tax hit is here vs there it shrinks the differential too. ( Not sure exactly how the whole tax thing works though because I do know they pay some taxes to the states they play in when they go on the road if I am not mistaken)
In the end if that is the way he is I am glad to have Jennings instead of him on the team as I think he is a better all aound talent and he is a better locker room guy. So much like a few years back when TJ Whos your mama went to Seattle instead of signing with us, in the end I think it will turn out that for the vikings it was the best thing that could happen.
06-16-2013, 03:56 PM #4
Think I recall this being said the day of the signing
06-16-2013, 05:56 PM #5
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When are you going to realize that picking out the 20 bad throws this year and ignoring the 300 good ones does not make your point?
06-17-2013, 11:08 AM #6
I'm glad we have Jennings and not Wallace anyway.
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As a matter of fact, I do know
06-17-2013, 11:13 AM #7
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I'm glad we didn't overpay Wallace. That's a franchise killing move. Wallace is a good fit for Miami, bigger arm, different style of offense. He'd be wasted and cut. Berrian 2.0.
06-17-2013, 03:21 PM #8