Torrey Smith On The Block

October 25th, 2016
Reported to be trade bait.

Reported to be trade bait.

This sure got Bucs fans worked up deep into an otherwise sleepy Monday evening.

Last night, the creator, curator and overall guru of Pro Football Talk, the great Mike Florio, reported the Eagles are in preliminary stages of trade talks with the 49ers about wide receiver Torrey Smith.

The 49ers are going nowhere fast, so the thought of getting something for Smith likely is appealing. Smith has 13 catches this season after 33 last year. He never had fewer than 49 catches in four seasons with the Ravens, and his ability to stretch defenses got him a five-year, $40 million contract from the 49ers in March 2015. Most of the $22 million in guaranteed money already was paid.

Later, Adam Schefter of BSPN reported Smith was on the trade block and “multiple” teams are interested. The trade deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Joe would hope one of those teams is the Bucs.

As Florio pointed out, Smith’s numbers have slipped the past two seasons, but a good reason for that is Smith has had to deal with schlock like Blaine Gabbert and Sideshow Bob.

Smith, 27, is in the second year of his contract. Still, Smith is earning much less than Vincent Jackson.

Now Joe wouldn’t give up the farm for Smith, but if he could be had for a third round pick, you damn well better believe Bucs AC/DC-general manager Jason Licht should be on the phone with his San Francisco counterpart Trent Baalke.

Joe got a lot of feedback on Twitter last night about this possible move and let Joe be blunt: No way in hell San Francisco wants anything to do with Alterraun Verner. Exactly why would any team want a backup corner who costs $6.75 million this season? With his contract, Verner is untradable.

Would the Bucs want Smith? Well, if Joe was Licht, unless Licht is comfortable with the likes of the seemingly inevitable return of the misplaced Calgary Stampeder, Donteea Dye, and/or the talents of Freddie Martino and his Band of Renown late of the velvet-lined lounge at the posh Vero Beach Ramada Inn, hell yes, Joe would want Smith.

Of course, Smith may just be damaged goods.

38 Responses to “Torrey Smith On The Block”

  1. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Not sure about this one. Yes, Smith would be a HUGE improvement over _________. Personally, I would prefer Jefferys and he would come cheap as he finishes his contract this year. Not taking anything away from Smith, but he had one catch vs the Bucs and he historically has a lot of drops.

    Could you imagine Jefferys and Evans together?! OMG, that would be fun to watch. They would likely be the best WR duo in the NFL, certainly in the NFC South.

  2. Kobe Faker Says:

    Great denver win last night for tampa……?

    Im sure oakland players watched that game vs rival denver

    Im sure oakland cant wait to play denver the week after tampa

    Im sure oakland cant wait to go home….

    Good time for a little quiet bad haircut owner oakland beating

  3. Issic Haggins Says:

    No one gives more than a fifth for Smith and prob a six or seven

  4. James Walker Says:

    I’ll take Russell Shepard instead.

  5. mike Says:

    Smith can play and would take some heat off evans and streach the field.
    I’m guessing Jason is offering two #1’s and a 2 if he gave up a 2 and a 3 for a crappy kicker

  6. Bucsfan4life Says:

    I’d rather keep Shepard to be honest. Alston Jeffery would be worth a look if the price was right but he has had a problem staying healthy plus I’m sure it would be a problem for him watching Evans get most of the balls thrown his way. I’d rather pick up a free agent next year without having to get rid of one of our draft picks and then use that draft pick we saved for another wr or safety .

  7. Dave Says:

    They desperately need depth and burner. I’d trade a 4th for him. Maybe a 3rd.

  8. Kevin Says:

    Dude dont even play. Jeffery and Mike Evans….WHAT??!!!!!!!!

  9. Jeagan1999 Says:

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Bucs involved in a trade for a WR in the next few days. But I’m not sure it would be for Smith….I’ve got my own guy I’m keeping an eye on.

  10. Harry in Costa Rica Says:

    Smith won’t be traded for less than a 2nd rd pick, and that would surprise me. Jeffery, bc he is in a contract year might be had for a 4th rd. Downside is we would have to pay him next year, but we have VJax coming off the books.

    The upside would he huge.

  11. nate12345 Says:

    were not a good enuff team to bother with this trade… only a superbowl contender should even think about this trade

  12. The Buc Realist Says:

    His last name is “Smith” so there is that!!!!!

  13. Rrsrq Says:

    They are talking to the Eagles, what picks would they have after giving up the farm for Carson and what did they get back for Sammy Bradford

  14. Poor Glennon Says:

    Why?………sighing a 8M/y for Torrey Smith. He’s not worth the contract let alone. Having to give up a pick. Booooohahahaha

  15. mike n Says:

    @poor glennon… its not 8 million a year. Its about 4 million next year. He has been paid most of his bonus money and we could cut him anytime. Only through this year is guaranteed. Would be a great pick up if we don’t have to give up too much

  16. Dewey Says:

    I have a different outlook on this one. I think Smith would be a huge asset for the Bucs and Jameis just based on the fact that he can stretch the field. We have no one that can do that. We have 2 similar receivers in Jackson and Evans that DB’s don’t have to worry about running by them. Corners sit on routes and safety’s jump in routes because we don’t have speed. Smith will help us a lot!!!!

  17. R.O. Says:

    Everyone wants him.. until they have him. Then everyone complains says we wasted a pick and they “predicted”‘it.

  18. Bedford20 Says:

    Jeffreys would be a better pick. I do believe that he would get just as many targets as Evans.

  19. University of Seffner Says:

    Jason Licht will draft a WR. Lets get the new meat from college, they will last longer on the team.

  20. HFXBUC Says:

    a Glennon-Smith swap!

  21. pick6 Says:

    Torrey Smith on what amounts to $18 mil over 3.5 years with almost nothing guaranteed? Torey Smith is not going to take over any games but that type of contract for a deep threat who can justify a spot in a 3 WR set is a beautiful thing to have as you try to construct a great roster

  22. DislocatedBucsFan Says:

    I’d stick with shep. Unless Smith could be had for a pick greater than a 4th. Besides. Although 4 million per year sounds inconsequential. We have some major signings upcoming. ME, JW, Ali, Kwon, etc etc. Just a few off the top of my head that deserve big money long term deals. Not sure the 4 mil per year will hurt too much moving forward. But for a 40/60 shot that he produces for us. I would say that the risk doesn’t match the reward.

  23. tmaxcon Says:


    That is pretty funny sir… Thanks for the laughs… Glennon has ZERO value to anyone but his immediate family.

  24. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    I would call the Jets – concerning a trade for WR Brandon Marshall.
    He’s reportedly on the trade block as well. A conditional 5th or 6th round pick should do the trick.

  25. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Double Down

    Players Available
    #15 (WR) Brandon Marshall (32yrs old) 6-4 | 230 (11yrs) Jets
    #82 (TE) Gary Barnidge (31yrs old) 6-6 | 250 (9yrs) Cleveland

  26. CreamsickleBananaHammock Says:

    Torrey Smith?!?!?! Torrey Freaking Smith?!?!?!?! For a 3rd round pick?!?!?!?! Good lord this is ridiculous

    There is one trade out there that I’m all on board for and it has nothing to do with Torrey freaking Smith.

    Reports are that the Browns want a second round pick for future hall of famer Joe Thomas. Yea, I can hear you Bucs fans — “We already have Donovan Smith.” Let me ask you, is Joe Thomas better than Donovan Smith. If you answer “no” then I have a degree from Trump University to sell you.

    If I’m Licht I call up the Browns and offer a second for Thomas and Terelle Pryor…see what he says. You bring in Thomas, move Smith to the right side, and this OLine is a force to be reckoned with

  27. Lord Cornelius Says:

    I’d be down for Brandon Marshall for a year or 2 for a late round conditional pick.

    I wouldn’t give anything more than a 5th for Torrey Smith.

    Nothing more than a 4th for Jeffrey.

    I’d rather spend a top 3 pick on a shiny new WR than take on a big contract, older player, who isn’t elite

  28. tmaxcon Says:


    hope you are well fine sir… Marshall would be the only one I’d trade for. Jeffries and Smith have too many question marks with health to give up picks for at this point in the bucs building process. Marshall could be had for a throw away pick and I could see him really helping Jameis.

  29. LUVMYBUCS Says:


    I good brotha – grinding as usual.
    Hope all is well with you as well.
    Yeah Brandon – at the point in career – would be a great asset for Jameis & Evans.
    Still a tough competitor – with a few solid years lift in the tank.

    Sidebar: Remember Mike Evans Idealizes the guy

  30. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Lord Cornelius

    If their serious about a Playoff push this year – they’ll make a move.
    Outside of that – Dallas has some serious cap issues.
    So hopefully we make a push for WR Terrance Williams – in free agency

  31. 813bucboi Says:

    I wouldn’t trade anything higher than a 5th for either Marshall, Jeffery or smith….

    i’ll call up Cleveland and say I have a 3rd and glennon for big joe and pryor…GO BUCS!!!

  32. Chargedcbh Says:

    I blame Madden for all these trade ideas! People think that making a trade is SO easy and the player can come right in and play.

  33. Rojas Says:

    I’d go after Hopkins in free agency.

  34. Kim Jaime Says:

    What about Josh Gordon from the Cleveland you should be on the market they going to cut him him and Mike Evans Russell Shepard Adam Humphrey Jameis Winston be unstoppable

  35. salish_seamonster Says:

    A 3rd round pick? Jeezus Joe, are you friggin’ crazy? He’s not a long term solution to the other receiver position, and that 3rd rounder could possibly be a starting safety or d-lineman in the next draft? In what universe is Torrey Smith worth a 3rd round pick? Not mine. I’d give up a 7th.

  36. Mike Johnson Says:

    Knock it off Joe! I stayed at a Ramada Inn right outside of Vero Beach by Ft. Pierce. The lounge band was great!! Band leader though looked more like Frankie Avalon than Martino!

  37. Tom S. Says:

    GM Joe strikes again.

    Let’s give up a 3rd round pick for a player who caught more than 900 yards one time in a six-year career, catching 600 last year and on pace for a shade over 400 this year. A player who was drafted with a late second round pick, but is now making close to 10 million to get those 400-600 yards. While Smith might be a shade better than Michael Clayton was post-rookie year he hasn’t been by much and certainly not anywhere near enough to burn a 3rd rounder on.

    6th round pick fine. 3rd round pick is Roberto-Aguayo-laughable.

  38. Kobe Faker Says:

    We have our wr2 already

    Russell shepard

    Koetter i beg you

    Give shep +40 snaps