Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Mike Wallace is still waiting on his wish
Eagles wide receiver Mike Wallace had one very specific reason for coming to Philadelphia, and as of right now, he’s still waiting on his wish.
This one falls under the category on unfinished business. Last season, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Mike Wallace was in a very similar situation to the one that he’s in now.
The Baltimore Ravens needed a win on the final game of 2017’s regular season to reach the postseason. They were robbed of their Super Bowl dreams by the Cincinnati Bengals in dramatic fashion.
Does anyone else remember this? We apologize in advance to the Ravens fans.
Clip courtesy of the NFL’s official YouTube page
Ever since that moment, for Mike Wallace, it’s been about getting to the postseason, and in 2018’s offseason, many thought he’d get his wish as he joined the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Eagles.
He was supposed to be an upgrade for the departed Torrey Smith, and this was supposed to give him an opportunity to make good on another dream.
You see, a big reason for Wallace’s desire to join the champs was because of his desire to play with Carson Wentz. We’re now in the final week of the regular season, and Wentz and Wallace have never been on the playing field at the same time.
It appears they won’t share the playing field this season.
Don’t confuse the following as a contribution to an imaginary quarterback controversy.
Wentz made his return in Week 3, just one game after Wallace found his way to the team’s injured reserve. Following week 14, Philly shut Wentz down because of a fracture in his back (it’s still hard to believe that he could play with that or he doesn’t require surgery).
Wallace was placed back on the active roster this week, but even if there’s a minute chance that Wentz could find his way back onto the field (remember Philly never put Wentz on IR), with what we’ve seen from Nick Foles and the offense over the past two games, it’s worth asking.
We’re 95 percent sure Wentz is done for a possible playoff push, but just say the almost impossible happened. There’s no way Philly puts Wentz back in now. Is it? You have to ride that hot hand. Don’t you?
For Wallace, life is, all of a sudden, much simpler. He’s right back in the same spot as he was a year ago. Just like 2017, his team needs to win to reach the postseason.
Unlike last season, his team also needs help. Fulfilling the dream of playing in a Wildcard game is very possible for Mr. Wallace. That wish still may come true. The other, playing with Wentz, will have to wait for a while.
We’ll all have to wait and see what happens.