Mike Wallace expresses desire to return kicks for Miami Dolphins, but could detract from his receiving duties.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Mike Wallace is entering his second season in Miami since leaving the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He received a mega-contract from the Dolphins, but he did not quite live up to those expectations despite posting solid numbers. He finished with 73 catches, 930 yards and five touchdown catches.
Wallace may become as valuable as his contract though if the latest rumors about him returning kicks prove correct.
He would provide a dangerous return threat with his blazing speed, which allows him to be a deep danger at receiver.
He stated that he has wanted to return kicks since joining the NFL, and his wish may come true since the Dolphins don’t have an immediate solution to their kick return game.
“I might get back there for kickoff returns,” Wallace told Neil Reynolds in an interview that will air on Sky Sports, leaked to NFL.com.
“I just want to be on the field making an impact for my team. I’ve always wanted to return kicks ever since I’ve been in the NFL.”
However, Wallace is the Dolphins’ top receiving threat, so the team may wish to focus on him expanding his role in the offense instead. He will look to regain the form that he showed in his time with the Steelers as the Dolphins hope to improve their offense – having finished 26th last season’s NFL.