With Alex Mack’s apparent attempt to move south and get rich, another center a little further down I-95 is thinking the same thing.
According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Dolphins center Mike Pouncey is watching the Mack proceedings carefully, and with great interest.
Even though the Dolphins center will be locked up with a fifth-year option, he still wants a new long-term deal, and probably deserves one based on his own Pro Bowl status.
But while Pouncey believes he’s outplayed his current rookie deal (he has), he doesn’t have the luxury Mack had of free agency.
With the Dolphins able to sit on him for an extra year, they don’t have the urgency to throw money his way. That will create a delicate balance for the team, as they try to rebuild after last year’s internal disaster.