Wake signed a contract extension with the Dolphins that will run through the 2018 season. The 35-year-old is showing no signs of slowing down, as recorded 29 tackles to go along with 11.5 sacks through 16 games last season. He'll remain a staple of the Miami defense for at least the next two seasons.
Wake may have been the Dolphins best defender this season with 11.5 sacks, five forced fumbles, and an interception. Wake had a terrific season, especially when you consider he was coming off the Achilles injury that prematurely ended his 2015 campaign. He could be in the running for NFL Comeback Player of the Year and should continue to give the Dolphins that edge rusher that every team is looking for next year.
Wake had a sack, forced fumble, and interception, as the Dolphins crushed the Jets 34-13 on Saturday. The sack and forced fumble were a momentum changer as the Jets held a 7-0 lead and were in the red zone looking to score again. Wake should be up for Comeback Player of the Year in the NFL this season as his return from the Achilles tear has been one of the reasons the Miami defense has excelled during the second half of the year.
Wake recorded a sack and two tackles Sunday against the Rams. Wake has been on a tear, as he's notched 6.5 sacks over his last five games. After starting the season with just a single sack over the first five contests of 2016, he's returned to form as one of the elite pass rushers in the NFL.
Wake recorded two sacks and three tackles Sunday against the Chargers. After posting just one sack through his first five games of the year, he's now up to seven on the season. He's been on amazing hot streak, as he's recorded at least 1.5 sacks in each of his last three contests. He definitely has a chance to reach the 15 sacks he generated in 2012, which was the most he's had in any season of his eight-year career. He'll continue to be a outstanding IDP option at defensive end, especially with the Dolphins' defense starting to emerge.