It’s safe to say that Baltimore Ravens fans were excited about the addition of Roquan Smith. The Ravens officially traded for the former Chicago Bears linebacker on Monday, a day before the league-imposed deadline.
In return, the Ravens sent a pair of draft picks including a second-rounder to Chicago for their star linebacker. Smith joins an already talented Ravens defense and gives the organization the best off-ball linebacker they’ve had since C.J. Mosley.
Ravens fans were undoubtedly stoked about Smith’s arrival, but one fan, in particular, showcased just how thrilled he was. David Beach posted a video to Twitter on Wednesday of him reacting to the news of the Smith trade while at work.
According to Beach, the video was recorded from a video camera at his job and he shared the footage with the Twitter world. Lacie DeCosta, the wife of Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta, and even the Ravens themselves were among those to react to the video.
Ravens fans can’t wait to see what Roquan Smith can do in Baltimore
A former top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, Smith spent the first five years of his career in Chicago where he developed into one of the best young linebackers in the league.
He’s been named second-team All-Pro in each of the last two seasons and currently leads the NFL with 83 tackles. Smith is likely the most talented and accomplished linebacker the Ravens have had in years.
Patrick Queen was among the Ravens players to celebrate Smith’s arrival, telling reporters on Wednesday that he was both “shocked and ecstatic” about his new teammate.
In many ways, Beach’s reaction is representative of how many Ravens fans felt when they first heard the news. Initial shock followed by almost immediate jubilation.
The Ravens made a major splash at the trade deadline, and it has the entire fanbase feeling reinvigorated. Roquan Smith has arrived.