From the CFL to 20 million dollars guaranteed.
We wrote a blog on PhinsPhocus a couple of weeks ago telling the Dolphins to pay Cam Wake, and that's exactly what they did !
The Cam Wake another story of what we love about sports. Cam Wake’s path like many other NFL stars wasn’t so easy. Despite now being an elite pass rusher in the NFL, there was a point in his career where he couldn’t even land on an NFL roster.
After dominating in the CFL 2 years being the defensive player of the year both seasons he played in Canada, Cam Wake was given a shot by the Dolphins. On a very modest contract, Wake proved he could play with the leagues best becoming one of the best pass rushers in the game today.
2 years later in the NFL, Cameron Wake signed a 4 year contract extension for 49 millions dollars, 20 of which are guaranteed. The deal keeps him in Aqua and Orange until 2017.
The deal not only locks up Wake but also allows the Dolphins to switch their focus to Jake Long. If the Dolphins fail to sign Long to the extension they are now left with the options of slapping a franchise tag on him, giving the team more flexibility.
In Wake’s first year he gathered up 14 sacks and was selected to the Pro Bowl.
Trent Cole and Peppers got 12 million a year, Mario just got 16 million per with 50 million guaranteed. With that being said the Dolphins got pretty fair value for Wake.
Last year Wake ranked as one of the top pass rushers in the league per Pro Football Focus. The Dolphins are certainly happy to have their sack master back.
- Note this blog is also on ThisGivenSunday.com