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How Much Money Could Cameron Wake Demand?

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Soon to be 37 years old, you’d think an aging DE couldn’t command serious money. Gauging his production and the Miami Dolphins’ DE landscape, we might be in unchartered territory.

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Will Cameron Wake give us a hometown discount or will he test the market? What’s the Miami Dolphins fixed point in dollars and cents? Will Wake’s team be looking for a multi-year deal and will the Dolphins front office agree with that assessment? All salient questions as we stare down the barrel of what happens to perhaps the most beloved Miami Dolphins player of the last decade.

Pro Football Focus ranks him tied for 14th in edge defenders at 36 years old. I’m also 36 years old, and I’m typing this article while slouched over with terrible posture, eating a plate of nachos and washing it down with Wild Turkey American Honey.

Check out Johnny Kinsley’s article for some recent tape study on Wake.

Wake has 5 sacks, and 4 of those have come in the last 4 games. What’s even more impressive is he’s getting better later in the season, despite the snap count staying in the 35 range each and every game. His run defense is as high as it’s ever been. Cameron Wake and his representation can rightfully claim longevity and production, and age is nothing but a number when it comes to the rigors and pain-staking detail with which Wake maintains his body.

Let’s further explore the surrounding context of this impending negotiation that the Miami Dolphins front office will have with his agent at ProStar Sports Agency.

The defensive end group is volatile to say the least, considering the group is comprised of Cameron Wake, Robert Quinn (possible cut due to potential $13M in cap savings, 0 dead money), William Hayes (will be 34 and coming off an ACL tear, but could be available for Training Camp barring setbacks), Charles Harris (is he officially a bust?), and Andre Branch (questionable production with possibility of $7M in cap savings).

There are some secondary levels of questions to appreciate for this looming negotiation, too. Will Matt Burke be the Defensive Coordinator and what position coaches will come and go? Are the Dolphins going to pursue QB in the 1st round? Does Tom Brady and/or Bill Belichick retire?

So...how do we quantify his worth next year? Do you offer Cameron Wake a contract with the Miami Dolphins in the off-season? If so, how long and how much? Let me know your thoughts in the Comments Section!

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Would you re-sign Cameron Wake? If so, how long/how much?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    No
    (51 votes)
  • 37%
    Yes, 1 year deal only. No more than $9-10M.
    (163 votes)
  • 39%
    Yes, 2+ years, $15M guaranteed.
    (171 votes)
  • 10%
    Yes, 3+ years, with an escape clause in Year 3. Market value.
    (44 votes)
429 votes total Vote Now