Oh my bad, Mike Wallace. I thought your 473 yard, two touchdown bust of a season for the Minnesota Vikings was due to the fact that you are washed-up. My mistake. In actuality, it was because Teddy Bridgewater isn’t a “good quarterback.” Sorry about that, Mike.
Wide receiver Mike Wallace just signed a two-year deal with the Baltimore Ravens and then decided to say this at his press conference regarding his time with the Minnesota Vikings:
“When this process started, I knew that I wasn’t going back to Minnesota,” he said, according to the Baltimore Sun. “I was like, ‘I need a good quarterback.’ …I need a quarterback who I know is proven and can get things done.”
It’s not his fault, guys. All you fantasy owners cursing the name of Mike Wallace, shame on you. All of the Dolphins and Vikings fans labeling Wallace a disappointment, shame on you too. Sure, Mike Wallace hasn’t had a 1,000 yard season since 2011 with the Steelers, but it’s just because he hasn’t had a good quarterback.
I guess Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs doesn’t need a good quarterback though. …you know the rookie that completely outplayed Wallace to tune of 720 yards in only nine starts. There must have been a different, much better quarterback than Teddy Bridgewater throwing him the ball. The Vikings must have been pulling off the ‘ol quarterback switcheroo on Wallace.
Now by no means is Teddy Bridgewater Johnny Unitas. I wouldn’t even label Teddy Bridgewater a “good quarterback” just yet, but he’s completely serviceable at the moment. Wallace makes it sound like he was catching passes from Brandon Weeden or something though. I think Stefon Diggs has proven that it is possible to be successful with a “not good quarterback” like Teddy Bridgewater under center.
But wait, Wallace has Joe Flacco throwing him the football now so all good. The soon-to-be 30-year-old Wallace will revert back to his 2011 form now that he has a “good quarterback” like Waka Flacco Flame.
More likely, Wallace will have maybe two big games all season and get overtaken by somebody like Breshad Perriman. He will then say he needs an “elite” quarterback throwing him the ball in order to be good.
How about this? Why don’t all defenses facing Wallace play with five guys on the field? Would that make it better for you, Mike? Could you get open then? Let’s try that when this Flacco thing doesn’t work out.