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Jonnu Smith Signs with Miami Dolphins, Potentially Posing Threat to New England Patriots

Jonnu Smith is returning to the AFC East, potentially becoming a thorn in the side of the New England Patriots. Reports indicate that the free agent tight end has inked a two-year contract with the Miami Dolphins, valued at up to $10 million. This move was essentially confirmed by Smith himself on social media, alongside his new teammate Tyreek Hill.

The 28-year-old Smith was able to secure this deal prior to the onset of free agency due to his release from the Atlanta Falcons last month. Despite a standout season with career highs in receptions (50) and receiving yards (582), Smith became a cap casualty in Atlanta.

Smith’s tenure with the Patriots, which began with much anticipation after signing a lucrative four-year, $50 million contract in 2021, fell short of expectations. Despite his reputation as a versatile and athletic threat, Smith struggled to find his rhythm in New England’s offense, tallying 55 receptions for 539 yards over two seasons. Eventually, he was traded to the Falcons for a minimal draft pick after the 2022 season.

While the Patriots had hoped for Smith to form a formidable tight end duo alongside Hunter Henry, their plans never materialized. Now, Smith joins a Dolphins team known for its dynamic offense under the guidance of offensive coordinator Mike McDaniel, who excels at utilizing speedy players in open space.

Although Smith’s production in New England was inconsistent, his athleticism remains undeniable. His addition to an already potent Dolphins offense could facilitate a resurgence similar to his post-Patriots breakout in Atlanta.

Yachiga Tavershima
Yachiga Tavershima
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