As The GazetteWoody Paige pointed out on Twitter, Smith could make sense for the Denver Broncos as a free agent. Denver made an offer to Smith last year before signing a $ 2 million deal with Dallas.
Aldon Smith and Vic Fangio had a close relationship in San Francisco, and the coach has contacted him often since and tried to help. The two could meet in Denver.
– Woody Paige (@woodypaige) 24 mars 2021
Broncos coach Vic Fangio served as the San Francisco 49ers’ defensive coordinator from 2011-2014. Meanwhile, Smith totaled 81 quarterback hits, 44 sacks, six forced fumbles and one safety. Smith’s career then derailed after repeatedly violating NFL policies on drug addiction and personal conduct.
Smith was reinstated by the league last May and has 48 tackles, 14 quarterback hits and five sacks with the Cowboys.
After losing Jeremiah Attaochu to the Chicago Bears, the Broncos could use another rotating pass passer to team up with Malik Reed behind starters Von Miller and Bradley Chubb. Smith could have a high advantage as a situation pusher and he probably wouldn’t have a high price tag.
Denver has already brought in one of Fangio’s former players this offseason, signing ex-Chicago Bears cornerback Kyle Fuller to a one-year contract. Smith could now be another candidate to find Fangio.