49ers, Eagles Discussing Torrey Smith

The 49ers are open to trading receiver Torrey Smith, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who adds that the sixth-year man is garnering interest from multiple teams (Twitter link). The Eagles are among those clubs, but no deal is imminent, reports Zac Jackson of Pro Football Talk. Smith joins left tackle Joe Staley as big-name 49ers who are reportedly on the block as next Tuesday’s trade deadline approaches.

Torrey Smith

After spending the first four years of his career in Baltimore, Smith became a free agent in March 2015 and agreed to head to San Francisco on a five-year, $40MM deal with $22MM guaranteed. The 49ers’ struggles under center since last season have negatively affected Smith, who has caught just 43 passes and six touchdowns in 23 games.

Smith’s production has declined in the Bay Area, but he has still averaged an outstanding 18.7 yards per reception and continued his career-long iron man streak. The 27-year-old has appeared in 87 straight regular-season games since going in the second round of the 2011 draft.

As a member of the Ravens, the ex-Maryland Terrapin averaged 53 catches, 898 yards and nearly eight touchdowns per season. That type of production would benefit Philadelphia, which could use another threat at wideout to accompany Jordan Matthews. The Eagles’ second- and third-best receivers, Nelson Agholor and Dorial Green-Beckham, haven’t been particularly productive this season.

Smith is making $4.5MM and carries a $7.6MM cap number this year. The remaining three seasons of his contract include a $6.5MM annual salary and $9.6MM yearly cap hit.

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9 comments on “49ers, Eagles Discussing Torrey Smith

  1. aarongill

    He’s our only decent/good receiver why make more gaps than holes. This team is a sh*thole

    • phillyoakman

      because Chip Kelly is probably blaming everyone but himself for the niners poor production. he ruined the Eagles and he’s doing the same to the niners.

      • Priggs89

        The niners were already ruined before Chip got there.

  2. listentometal

    Any chance they can send Chip Kelley Trent Baalke as a thrown in

    • phillyoakman

      Chip Kelly will be coaching a pee wee football team after this year. he’s done!

  3. Thronson5

    This trade makes sense. Green Bay makes sense to me also with Nelson looking like he is gonna need more time to get back to himself if he ever does.

  4. Ravens_Last_Place

    What’s he worth, a 6th at most? Philly should hold off. Wentz looks legit but they’re not winning anything this year. Keep your picks and load up for the next few years, not this year. Wentz might take the leap from “rookie looking good” to “legit franchise QB”.

  5. Skippyherbert

    Chip will be back next year coaching College football….

  6. Skippyherbert

    What are the Eagles offering for Torrey Smith?

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