Philadelphia Eagles WR DeVonta Smith is entering his third season in the NFL and he sees it as big one for himself.
Last season, Smith had 95 catches for 1,196 yards and seven touchdowns on last season as the Eagles offense soared all the way to a Super Bowl appearance.
In his rookie season, Smith caught 64 passes for 916 yards. He is already the conversation of top wide receivers in the NFL.
In the Super Bowl, Smith had 7 catches for 100 yards and one of them was for 45 yards in the Eagles 38-35 loss.
Year three is generally the leap year for NFL players to make their mark and prove their worth. Smith has already accomplished that.
“This is year three, that leap year, coming up on that contract year,” Smith said. “For me, I understand that.
“But, at the end of the day, I’m here playing the game, doing my job, doing the things I’m supposed to do. Everything else is going to take care of itself.”
Eagles took care of franchise QB Jalen Hurts this past offseason. They signed him to a five-year, $255 million extension after a tremendous third season.
When the Eagles acquired WR A.J. Brown in a trade from the Tennessee Titans following his third season, he was signed to a four-year, $100 million extension, over half of which is guaranteed.
After this season is over, DeVonta Smith could be the next Eagle to be given an extension. He is a key component to to this team and a elite receiver.
I expect to see more things out of Smith this season, as the Eagles offense should continue to light up the scoreboard.
Eagles WR DeVonta Smith. Photo courtsey of Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images