Did we really see the last of Mike Wallace in a Philadelphia Eagles uniform?
Last season, the Philadelphia Eagles had an immediate need for a speedy wideout that could stretch the field. Torrey Smith was traded to the Carolina Panthers, and Eagles former fifth-round pick Shelton Gibson just wasn’t cutting it. Therefore, the Eagles figured they needed to sign another seasoned veteran. That veteran ended up being Mike Wallace.
Many were split on the decision of bringing in Wallace. On one side, Wallace was washed up. On the other hand, many saw Wallace as a great temporary need for an experienced wideout who could stretch the field. Unfortunately, nobody could be proven right or wrong because Wallace’s lone season in Philly was cut short due to a broken leg that he suffered early during Week 2.
His final stat line with the Birds? Zero cacthes for zero yards, on three targets. Not exactly ideal numbers for a 32-year-old vet. And the worst part about it all is that Wallace didn’t even get what he came to Philly for. That’s play along with Carson Wentz.
Back when he signed last season, Wallace made it public knowledge that he turned down more money to play with the Eagles. Specifically with Eagles’ Carson Wentz, who was ’99-percent’ part of the reason why Wallace chose to play here. His days in Philly may already be over. But could the Eagles actually bring Wallace back for one more season?
ESPN Predicts that Wallace stays in Philly
The Eagles are headed into a crucial offseason. While they aren’t precisely heading into a rebuild, they do have a handful of needs that they need to patch up ASAP. The wide receiver position still has Alshon Jeffery, and Nelson Agholor left on board, but the Eagles still lack a deep threat. Will the Eagles bring back Golden Tate? That’s doubtful. So now we have to figure out if there’s a chance that Wallace gets to come back to the Eagles or not.
"The Eagles will pursue a speed receiver this offseason. Will Wallace be in the mix? He was activated late in the season after breaking his leg in Week 2 but never returned to game action. Wallace, 32, won’t cost much. And he’s familiar with coach Doug Pederson’s system. The best bet might be to bring him to camp and see what he’s got."
If ESPN had to guess, they predicted that Wallace actually stays in Philly. Many were assuming that once Wallace was ruled out for the season, he’s automatically finished here. However, as the Eagles have tons of uncertainty on offense when it comes to making big plays, Wallace could be another temporary fill-in as the Eagles search for their long-term solution.