Cameron Wake is rewarded for his play in 2016!
The Miami Dolphins have been trying to build a solid D-line around Cameron Wake for some time now. They brought in Ndamukong Suh and Mario Williams in recent years. And you can say one out of two ain’t bad but that doesn’t make a solid D-line.
But Wake showed that he is still Wake after tearing his Achilles in 2015. He came back with one of his better years, putting mad heat on opposing QBs with 11.5 sacks. And Saturday, the Dolphins rewarded Wake for grinding his way back from such an injury.
With his previous contract ready to expire at the end of 2017, the team signed him to a contract extension. It is a new two-year contract worth up to $18 million with $11 million guaranteed. And if Wake plays 55 percent of the snaps over the next two years, he’ll receive the entire $18 million.
Wake is now 34 years old so he could end up staying with the same team his whole NFL career. That is a rare occurrence, especially for an NFL player that isn’t a QB. Earlier this week, the Dolphins cut fellow veteran defensive end Mario Williams.
That is a clear message to the team that you will get rewarded for balling no matter what. So all the Dolphins have to do now is build that front-seven around Wake and Suh. If they had an edge rusher on the other side doing damage, the Dolphins would have a great defense.
Will they finally get something out of 2013 first-round DE Dion Jordan?
Or will the Dolphins take a DE in the first round of the 2017 NFL ?
They’ll at least have Wake and Suh around or the foreseeable future.