Mike Wallace believes the Miami Dolphins took a gamble in signing him, after the free agent agreed a $60 million contract ahead of the upcoming season.
The wide receiver joined the Dolphins on a five-year deal, with the former Pittsburgh player expressing the risk his new club have taken on him.
"They took a gamble and feel like I'm either one of the best or can be one of the best. You're worth whatever they pay you, and the team felt like I was worth it,” he added.
Wallace claims a number of teams offered him a deal of the same value, but it was the Dolphins who managed to secure his signature, with his father claiming that the speedy wide man turned down an extra $16 million from the Minnesota Vikings.
The 26-year-old enjoyed two successful seasons with the Steelers, after being drafted in 2009, totalling more than 1000 receiving yards in back-to-back seasons.
However, he struggled for form last season after a dispute over his contract.
His arrival has sparked a sense of excitement on South Beach and Wallace is excited by his future with in Miami.
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