The Indianapolis Colts need to move fast and make a trade for Mike Wallace. Wallace is expected to be on the trading block in the midst of a holdout and desire for a new contract. When the Pittsburgh Steelers signed fellow wide receiver Antonio Brown to a longterm contract on July 27, it may have signaled the end of Wallace's tenure in Pittsburgh. This is why Indianapolis needs to move fast.
Wallace is a perfect fit in Indianapolis, where his former offensive coordinator Bruce Arians is now calling the plays. Arians knows Wallace well and is attempting to develop a young quarterback in Andrew Luck. Bringing in a major weapon like Wallace would be a great addition to the offense for Luck and the Colts. Indianapolis also has the ability to offer Wallace the longterm contract he's looking for. New general manager Ryan Grigson hasn't been afraid to make a move and likely wouldn't if the opportunity presents itself. The team has plenty of space under the salary cap after this season and could structure a contract that would please Wallace and fit for the team.
In just three seasons Wallace has emerged as one of the top deep threats in the league. He's still just 25 years old and has his best football ahead of him. In 2011 Wallace caught 72 passes for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns. The year before that Wallace was even better. The 2010 season saw him catch 60 balls for 1,257 yards and ten touchdowns. Wallace has a career average reception of 18.7 yards, which is amongst the best in the league.
Colt fans everywhere should be thrilled if the team is able to pull off this trade. They'll need to move fast and be aggressive to acquire Wallace. This would bring the offense a major playmaker that will make the team much better both now and into the future. Indianapolis fans are ready to see their remade team compete this year and see how they'll fare. Having Mike Wallace on the offense will make the team much better and much more exciting.
Kyle Rapoza is a Featured Contributor for the Yahoo! Contributor Network and has been a lifelong fan of the Indianapolis Colts. He attended Super Bowl XLIV in Miami and follows the team closely. He also runs the blog www.coltsfansonline.com that covers the team.