Like this signing. Smith is probably the second or third best TE in free agency. He is more potential than production, but he is the most complete of the TEs not on the last leg of their career. I still hope the Pats sign Kyle Rudolph or Jared Cook as a #2 TE.
This is a high contract, but I don't mind it since the Pats have the cap space.
He's a very good receiver. Easily the best all around TE in ***ency.I don't understand the money for this deal. I know nothing but about this player, but even if he's the best blocker in the NFL at his position this seems very excessive for a guy whose never had 500 yards receiving in 4 years in the NFL.
I agree with your assessment. I wanted Henry more because I valued him as the best blocking option as an inline TE and thought of Smith as more of Kelce type receiving TE. I'm a bit surprised to see all these posts lauding Smith's blocking skills.I liked Henry at market value more because he was already an accomplished player but Jonnu was a close 1B.
He has all the tools to be a chess piece on offense if he can put it all together.
Pretty happy already with how things are going.