"It was an up and down year for me," Wade said. "I think I've learned all that I can possibly learn this year from the changes I went through. I know I grew up a lot as far as on-the-field and off-the-field things and trying to really adapt and find myself in the realm of the team atmosphere, and that's hard to do as a rookie. But I think I kind of have an idea where I'm going personally. I think these other rookies feel the same way as well. I think we have something to work for in the off-season and look forward to next year."
As Wade expected, the NFL is more of a job than college football, but that doesn't change the way he feels about the game.
"I know it's work, but at the same time it's a great job and a great career," Wade said. "I love to do it, and I wouldn't trade it for the world."