The Baltimore Ravens found one of the best bargains in last year’s free agent market when they signed veteran ILB Daryl Smith to a one-year contract worth just $2.125 million.
Smith would go on to led the Ravens with 123 tackles, while also contributing five sacks, three interceptions a staggering 19 pass deflections this season.
He told reporters that he is hoping to return to Baltimore in 2014.
“Most definitely, I love it here and would love to be back,” Smith said, via the Baltimore Sun. “We’ll see how it goes.”
Smith has the impression that the Ravens would like to re-sign him as well.
“I think they want me back, but we’ll see,” Smith said. “Only time will tell. I know they’ve got a lot of stuff to do this year, and a lot of guys up [with their contracts]. So, we’ll see. I came in and did the best I could, so we’ll see what happens.”
Smith, 31, has done enough this season to warrant a multi-year contract on the open market and the Ravens could really use some continuity at the inside linebacker position, considering that Ray Lewis retired and they lost Dannell Ellerbe to the Dolphins.
We have Smith listed as the No. 56 player in our Top 100 Free Agents list.