Armando Salguero of The Miami Herald writes that Dolphins CB Sean Smith is expected to be targeting a similar contract to the one the Cowboys handed out to Brandon Carr (five years, $50 million) last season.
Salguero adds that Smith inconsistencies make him far from a sure thing and paying him an annually salary of $8 to 10 million is huge gamble to take for any team looking to add an impact corner. Smith led the league by allowing a staggering 46 combined first downs and touchdowns this season.
It’s hard to pay a guy that kind of money when he’s yet to put together a truly impressive season, it seems very likely that the Dolphins will allow him to leave via free agency and collect a compensatory pick next season. Miami could be looking for his replacement in either the free agent market or the draft.