Potential suitors: Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks, Kansas City Chiefs
Jimmy Smith may not be the cornerback he once was, but he can still be a reliable starter for most teams. Even with Marlon Humphrey and Marcus Peters on the roster, this is true for the Baltimore Ravens. I’d love to see Smith back for 2020, but he will likely look to cash out one more time in the twilight of his career.
There was once a time where the Minnesota Vikings had arguably the deepest secondary in the NFL. Things change fast in this league, however, and the Vikings have quickly found themselves in dire need of cornerback help. Xavier Rhodes has been cut and Trae Waynes and Mackensie Alexander are likely to depart from Minneapolis. Smith would be a great get for the team.
Speaking of once deep secondaries, the Seattle Seahawks “Legion Of Boom” days are long gone. Now, the Seahawks are relying on Shaquil Griffin and others to hold down the fort. Not exactly the most ideal situation to be in, but this is a perfect situation for Smith. Smith won’t have to be Seattle’s ace out-wide but he could easily be their best piece in the secondary.
The Kansas City Chiefs make our list once again but this time at a much more pressing need. The Chiefs currently only have one legitimate cornerback on the roster in Charvarius Ward and they weren’t exactly oozing with talent before. Smith would be their top-guy from the moment they signed him.