A player’s value in the NFL is a very subjective matter. What one team would pay a player, another may not. Of course, players think they have an idea of their real value, but they truthfully don’t. All they can do is compare themselves to other players of their caliber to try to get an idea of their value.
This approach works for some, but it fails for those players that mistakenly compare themselves to players they’re nowhere close to the caliber of.
Case in point, Mike Wallace, for some odd reason, thinks he and Larry Fitzgerald are the same caliber of player. And if that’s not enough, he wants a contract that pays him more money than Larry Fitzgerald .
A league source said that Wallace, 25, wants a contract that surpasses the eight-year, $120 million deal that Larry Fitzgerald signed last year with the Cardinals. Combine that with the first-round pick any team that signs Wallace to an offer sheet would lose if the Steelers didn’t match the offer, and you start to understand why we’ve heard so little about Wallace in the last week and a half.
If he keeps talking like this, we’ll continue to not hear anything about him. There’s just no way anyone would pay Wallace that type of money.
We could be wrong.
But again, we’re not.