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Mike Wallace Looking For More Money Than Larry Fitzgerald

Nate Bouda March 22, 2012 3 Comments

Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee reports that Steelers WR Mike Wallace is looking for a deal that would surpass Larry Fitzgerald‘s eight year contract that’s worth $120 million, according to a league source.

Barrows mentions that the San Francisco 49ers did inquire about Wallace but were informed of his high asking price.

In order to obtain Wallace, a team would have to send a first-round to the Steelers before they even get a chance to negotiate a contract, which leaves Wallace with all of the leverage. Add in the fact that he’s looking for a huge contract and it’s seems like a pretty bad scenario to find yourself in because if you don’t come to an agreement, you just lost a first-round pick for the opportunity to negotiate with a player.

If this report is accurate, the Steelers are going to have an impossible time trying to get him under contract despite making a number of roster moves to free up extra cap space.

Wallace is a great player with unbelievable speed but he doesn’t impact a game like either Larry Fitzgerald or Calvin Johnson. Deep threats are still valuable players and I’m sure that he’ll end up with a pretty large deal at some point, I just wouldn’t be investing that kind of money in him.

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  • Steelerdefense43

    Rediculous

  • CGITT304

    LOL what a joke.  You don’t belong on the same field as Fitz or Megatron.  

  • Starchef

    This guy is out of CONTROL. Sure he is young,quick,and has great hands. But just because HINES retires that does not mean you fold his paycheque into yours. Good luck …. Mike Wallace. Someday you will make as much money as the REAL Mike Wallace. Your 60 MINUTES of FAME awaits you.