The $5 million a year that wide receiver Torrey Smith will count against the salary cap seemed like a lot on Friday when the Carolina Panthers traded cheap nfl jerseys starting cornerback Daryl Worley to Philadelphia for him.
Particularly when you consider Smith hadn’t caught more than 36 passes in any of the past three seasons between San Francisco and Philadelphia.
It looks like a bargain now when you look at the deals top free-agent wide receivers who have accomplished less got in free agency.
Chicago gave Jacksonville’s Allen Robinson, coming off an ACL injury, a three-year, $42 million deal. He has 202 catches for 2,848 yards and 22 touchdowns since being selected in the second round of the 2014 draft.
Kansas City gave Sammy Watkins a three-year, $48 million deal with $30 million guaranteed. The former Clemson star had 39 catches for 593 yards and eight touchdowns last season and has caught only 67 passes combined the past two seasons between Buffalo and the Los Angeles Rams.
Washington gave Paul Richardson a five-year deal that could be worth up to $40 million with $20 million guaranteed. Richardson had a career-best 44 catches last season at Seattle and has only 95 in four seasons.cheap nfl jersey
Smith, 29, despite a down couple of seasons, has 302 career catches for 4,951 yards and 39 touchdowns in seven seasons between Baltimore, San Francisco and Philadelphia. He also has a Super Bowl ring that he won last season with the Eagles.
He had 13 catches for 157 yards in Philadelphia’s three playoff wins, including five catches for 49 yards in the Super Bowl victory over New England.
So $5 million against the cap doesn’t sound so bad versus the average salaries between $8 million and $16 million a year that others received.