Mike Wallace was offered more money by the Vikings, according to report

Joe Sargent

The Vikings traded Percy Harvin and allegedly made a run after the former Steelers receiver. He signed with Miami for $27 million guaranteed.

Former Steelers wide receiver signed a 5-year, $60 million contract with $27 million guaranteed as the big target in free agency this spring.

According to an NFL.com report, the Minnesota Vikings offered him more.

We mentioned a few other reports that indicated Wallace really wanted to play in a warm weather city. Going from Pittsburgh to Minnesota certainly wouldn't accomplish that.

As reported by the Miami Herald Thursday, Wallace's dad, Mike Jr., said "The [Vikings] had come to the point where they were telling him, ‘You don't have to live here, just be here during the season.' He wanted to get out of that snow and cold weather."

The Vikings traded Percy Harvin to Seattle this offseason, mostly because the mercurial slot receiver wanted a long-term contract. They had been saving cap space, presumably to make something of a splash at some point in free agency. Perhaps Burnell Michael Wallace was that splash.

So at least Steelers fans can no longer say Wallace was all about the money. Sunshine and heat are important as well.


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