Torrey Smith Agrees To Terms With San Francisco 49ers

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The San Francisco 49ers surprisingly made a splash in free-agency as they have quietly agreed to terms with WR Torrey Smith on a five-year deal worth $40 million including $22 million guaranteed.


The 49ers who were desperately seeking a deep threat wide-receiver have ultimately decided to put their faith in Smith since he has the skill set the 49ers covet–speed.

He can stretch defenses between the 20s while forcing safeties to help over the top. No longer can teams stack the box with eight or nine man fronts with a single-high safety playing centerfield as Smith will make them pay dearly for it evident by his career 16.9 yards-per catch average.

Originally a second-round pick (No. 58) of the 2011 NFL draft–Smith instantly becomes QB Colin Kaepernick’s primary option on go-routes.

The Maryland product has sub 4.4 speed with a 42-inch vertical to high-point the ball so Kaepernick has a good catching radius to work with as Smith also stands 6-1 and 204 pounds.

However, the signing doesn’t come without risks as Smith has only recorded one 1,000 yard season in his four year career. In four seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, Smith has recorded 213 receptions for 3,591 yards, 16.9 yard per-catch average and 30 touchdowns.

With Smith now in San Francisco, the 49ers can now turn their attention to the defensive side of the ball as cornerback will now be their No. 1 priority.

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