2019 will have a completely different Miami Dolphins team lining up during the opening week of the season. Cameron Wake will be a Tennessee Titan next season on a two-year $23 million deal with $10 million of it guaranteed, according to Adam Schefter.
The former Canadian Football League star set his career on fire when finished with 16 sacks in his rookie season, winning the Most Outstanding Rookie Award, and The Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award. Then following that performance with a 26-sack season and a second Most Outstanding Defensive Player Award.
Instead of resigning with the BC Lions, he was found by the Miami Dolphins General Manager Jeff Ireland and signed a contract to the team. Out of his ten years in the NFL, Wake recorded double-digit sacks in five of those seasons.
Wake would go on to become a five-time first team all-pro player, after having an office job before joining the BC Lions.
At 37 years old, Wake has always been someone that has defied the odds especially being an old man in a young man’s position. Pass rushers typically start to lose their step once they hit 32 years old. Wake is one of the few players in history to beat father time and stay a productive rusher well into his late thirty’s.
With a total of 98 sacks, Wake is sure to become part of the 100-sack club by the end of the season. Time will tell on how the Titans plan to use Wake in the 3-4 defensive scheme, as his athletic days are definitely behind him, and an effective pass rusher in that scheme needs that to thrive.
His role could just be third down rush specialist, on a defense that was lacking veteran leadership in order to take the next step as a unit. Whatever role he steps in two during most likely his last two seasons as a player, his legend will always be remembered as the man that beat the odds his whole career.