Originally Posted by Saccopoo
In all seriousness, Reid and Dorsey love Smith. Five years (this season included) minimum.
First and foremost, they are going to build a line around him. They want to build a time of possession, win the field position battle, matriculate the ball up and down the field offense that will not stall in the red zone. A line that will give Smith time as well as holes for the read option.
It's why Fisher was their first draft pick and why they will be looking at upgrading the interior sooner rather than later in 2014. Jackson, coming out of the SEC, with his physical tools, is the most pro ready, high level guard prospect in the draft.
Seriously, that's the last time they'll be spending high on fatties. Look for upgrades in the FA market to continue the(lmao)"win now" experiment under Axl's "leadership". Expect a new QB on the field after next season, as well as upgrades in the receiver corps.