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Mike Wallace - Okay, Okay, Pay the Man.

When the word was initially leaked that Mike Wallace wanted Larry Fitzgerald like money I was very skeptical. Today I checked some statistics that were a bit surprising. I don’t know if think they support a deal like Fitzgerald’s current contract, but they may support making sure Wallace is happy here for a very long time. The stats have changed my mind about how I feel about him getting a big decent contract now.

Comparing the two receivers first three years in the league they are very similar.

Fitzgerald

Season

Team

Rec

Yds

Y/G

Avg

YAC

1stD

TD

04-05

Arizona

58

780

48.8

13.4

3.3

36

8

05-06

Arizona

103

1409

88.1

13.7

3.7

67

10

06-07

Arizona

69

946

72.8

13.7

3.2

52

6

230

3135

69.6

13.6

3.4

155

24

Wallace

09-10

Pittsburgh

39

756

47.3

19.4

3.4

28

6

10-11

Pittsburgh

60

1257

78.6

21

6.3

48

10

11-12

Pittsburgh

72

1193

74.6

16.6

6.8

54

8

171

3206

66.8

19

5.5

130

24

Where one seems to lack they seem to balance themselves out to make it hard to say which you would rather have at that point in their career. If Wallace continues to keep this pace and develop as one could expect, he may someday be worth the type of money Fitzgerald commands. I can only hope we keep him very happy in Steeltown for a very long time.

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