The only way the Dolphins can get out of paying $8-$12 million a year for a "play-making" WR is to get one in the draft. I feel most fin fans complain about not having and want a play maker at WR, but i feel like most scoff at the idea of paying that much $ for one. I'm definitely not saying that Wallace is worth the $, but he is the best WR on the market. I don't think Wallace is a great fit in the west coast offense, but I think he is the best WR available this off-season. Jennings and Wallace's career stats are very similar although in very different offenses. Jennings is likely the better fit for our team due to his production in the west coast offense, but his age (30 in September) and recent injury history are red flags. Wallace's red flags are his least productive season season came in his 1 year in the offense that we run. Jennings is likely to receive between $8 and $10 million a year and Wallace between $10 and $12 million a year this year in free-agency. This is only my opinion, but I feel if we are going to sign a "big name" WR this off-season, that Wallace is the better signing and we should all hope that part of the reason for his production last year was due to his holdout.
That being said, I think the team is better served by drafting 2 WR in the first 3 rounds and re-signing Hartline. If we were only a WR away from being a legit Super Bowl contendor, I think signing Wallace would be the correct move. Although, if we do sign a WR this year, Wallace should be the one.
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This thread is in response to the reports that Wallace is the intended target for the Dolphins