According to NFL.com's Jason La Canfora, the deal is worth a "max" of $17.5 million. It's perhaps the most shocking news of the day after Wayne appeared checked out of Indy for months. He had been generating surprisingly little public interest, however, and insisted Tuesday his future was not tied to that of his former quarterback Peyton Manning. A continual grouser about his contract in recent years, Wayne might be being overpaid for his twilight seasons, but it's likely worth it for a franchise that's jettisoned nearly all of its familiar faces in recent weeks. Presumed No. 1 pick Andrew Luck will now have at least one person to throw to in 2012.
Dolphins may never had any interest in Wayne, but you don't know for certain what their interest level was. The quick actions by Wayne though speaks volumes of where his heart actually was. Again, I like to deal with facts and the truths right in front of me. I don't like to take speculation and run with it as 100% facts. I don't know for certain what level of interest the Dolphins had in Wayne or vice versa and neither do you. But actions tell a big part of the story.
As for Wayne, every Colts game I watched the announcers made a point to mention the Colts front office deserved all the credit in the world for being instrumental in keeping Wayne in Indianapolis, why would they mention that every single time if Wayne staying was such a certainty?
everyone was shocked when wayne resigned with Indy for people on this board to act like it was a certain is disingenuous . alot is going on before free agents are signed. I mean do people really think that Justin Smiley's people didnt know Miami was after him before free agency started
I honestly don't really care whether or not Wayne was contacted by the Dolphins or not. No one really knows the truth and it really doesn't matter at this point. I know the front office haters and Dolphin haters will continue to speculate on things that the facts will never be clear on, but it isn't going to matter. Ireland has money this year and I am excited for what the future holds. Go Dolphins!