This guy was drafted second overall? Rams want to dump his contract because he was beat out. Lets not put Howard in the HOF after one preseason game. I would like this trade and he has this season and next left on his contract with an option for another year if we care....
True Smith is a bust considering he was chosen 2nd overall... but still it would be an amazing trade. You get real depth at that spot for the price of.... wayne hunter? I would be kinda shocked if this deal actually goes through.
On July 30, 2009 the Rams agreed to terms with Smith on a six-year contract with $33 million in guarantees. The maximum value of the deal is $61 million. The sixth year is voidable, which would leave Smith with $6.6 million per year over five years.
Currently, Smith is the starting right tackle for the Rams. Though drafted as a left tackle he has been beaten out by 2010 Rams rookie Rodger Saffold. As a rookie, in 2009, Smith played mostly right tackle, although he played some left tackle—the position for which he was drafted. In his rookie season Smith suffered a serious concussion November 22, 2009. "My situation was real serious," Smith related and it caused him to miss the remainder of his rookie season
Thx, so the Jets are taking on a $6.6 million contract in exchange for Hunter's $2.5 million? That is big money for a RT..Am I wrong here?
Edit after Dirtstar's post..
$4 million this year with voidable contract in 2013 isn't a bad trade off but the Jets are not going to pay his $11 million roster bonus in 2013..
From all accounts, Smith is a mauler as a run blocker, and struggles at Pass Pro. I'm not sure if this is to compete with Howard, Slauson or to improve our jumbo set, while upgrading the OL depth. I think the jumbo package/depth is probably most likely. I'm all for this move.
So it will cost us an extra 1.6 mil, then we rework his contract next year, or cut him as the case may be. That's like signing Smith for a one year 1.6mil contract considering we already wasted the 2.4 on a useless player. I like it. Sorry St Louis.