But here's a more immediate question for Miami: Should Wake's holdout impact the team's draft plans next week?
The Dolphins already needed another pass-rusher to complement Wake, who had 8.5 sacks last season, before his holdout took place. The position arguably was on par with other top needs such as right tackle, wide receiver and right guard. A long-term solution at quarterback also can be thrown into that mix.
But with Wake's status unknown, this may solidify pass rush as the Dolphins' biggest priority. Wake is, by far, Miami's best pass-rusher. He led the team in sacks the past two seasons.
What if Wake wants a contract too large for the Dolphins to fit under their thin cap? What if Miami holds its ground? How far is Wake willing to take this?
At the very least, it appears Wake could miss a significant portion of offseason workouts until this is resolved. This could also be an issue leading into training camp. Miami would be wise to draft someone who can get to the quarterback in the first two rounds with the potential to be an immediate starter.
Logic says Wake's situation eventually will be resolved. But contract disputes can be unpredictable, and Miami needs to prepare for various scenarios.