It was mentioned earlier this offseason that the Vikings offered more money:
Now we finally know how much money it was that they offered. $76 million!!!
"In free agency, with so many great guys, when you get the prize deal, it's always a good feeling,'' Wallace told USA TODAY Sports after Wednesday's minicamp practice. "I just wanted to be happy. Money isn't everything. A lot of people last year, when I held out in Pittsburgh, took it the wrong way, felt like I was just being greedy."
Thing is, Wallace turned down a $76 million offer dangled by the Minnesota Vikings, his father, Mike Wallace III, told USA TODAY Sports. The Vikings later signed Jennings, the former Green Bay Packers star.
"I know this: He's going to give Miami their money's worth,'' Wallace's father said. "Dolphins fans are going to love him. He worked hard and deserved everything he got. So don't call him selfish.''So much for the theory that "No one was going to pay Wallace what Miami did"(Looking at you Heath). Not only did the Vikings throw almost everything they got at Wallace, but this time last year the Steelers had $50 million over 5 years on the table. He got more in Miami, but took less that what the market was willing to pay. He left $16 million on the table to join the Dolphins.Wallace, 26, seems far from selfish, given how he shared his newfound wealth with his family. He bought his mom, Sanjia, a new home in Houston, and his dad received a new Cadillac SUV. His three sisters received new cars. And older brother, Reggie, who nicknamed little Mike "Rock'' as a young toddler because he never cried when he fell, gets Mike's Range Rover.