Originally Posted by Kingmagyar
What if a team made an offer that was like for a 15 million roster bonus but only a per year rate of 1 million per year for 5 years. It would be a 5 year 20 million dollar deal (4 mil per) and the Steelers couldn't match it because of the huge roster bonus. A team would get Wallace for like 4 mil per year and Wallace would be stuck playing for that unless he can refuse to sign that. By refusing he must play for the steelers at around 3 mil.for one year, which would be ironic but bad in the long run as he would become an UFA the next year and we would lose him and not get anything but a compensatory pick in return. One of the negatives for Wallace is the offer from another team is non negotiable.
Patriots could be outbid by a team overpaying Wallace. San Francisco and even Chicago a more desperate team for a wideout could make crazy offers to Wallace. New England won't break the bank in regards to Wallace or anyone not named Brady.
Bonuses are prorated, so Steelers could easily match that offer.