After Mike Wallace Signing, Can Miami Dolphins Win AFC East?

By Dan Parzych
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After a week full of speculation, the Miami Dolphins finally signed their top free agent prospect on Tuesday after agreeing to a deal with former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace. Since holding out last year, Wallace has made it clear that he believes he deserves to be paid as one of the league’s top wide receivers and with all of the money available in salary cap space–it seemed like only a matter of time before the two sides came to terms on a deal once free agency got underway.

Now, the main question on the back of everyone’s mind–do the Dolphins have what it takes to win the AFC East in 2013?

Obviously, it won’t be easy for Miami to take the division considering the New England Patriots are expected to be one of the top teams in the AFC once again next season, but with the progress made last year–there’s no reason why they shouldn’t be able to overtake them. Ryan Tannehill showed potential at times during his rookie season, but the Dolphins knew he wasn’t living up to his true hype since he didn’t have a true No. 1 wide receiver.

With Wallace on board–there’s no more excuses for the quarterback heading into his second season.

Wallace has the type of speed that makes him one of the most difficult wide receivers to contain in the NFL and now that he’s finally earning the money he’s fought so hard for–the sky is the limit for Wallace heading into 2013 as he will have a fresh start with his new team.

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