A source tells Cole that Smith won’t face charges from his most recent off-the-field issue. Even so, Cole expects the NFL to hand down some sort of punishment, but it remains to be seen what kind of discipline he’ll receive.
Cole believe Smith could prove to be a building block long-term for the Raiders if he can stay out of trouble moving foward.
Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie said of the Smith signing: “We are confident that the Raiders provide an environment where Aldon can thrive through the support, structure and leadership within the building. We are excited to have Aldon here in Raiders family.”
Albert Breer asked NFL executives from around the league who will be the top 5 quarterbacks by the end of the 2015 season.
Here’s how they voted:
- 1) Aaron Rodgers – 122 points (18 first-place votes)
- 2) Andrew Luck – 93 points (7 first-place votes)
- 3) Tom Brady – 78 points (2 first-place votes)
- 4) Ben Roethlisberger – 42 points (1 first-place vote)
- 5) Tony Romo – 18 points
- 6) Peyton Manning – 16 points
- 7) Drew Brees – 13 points
- 8) Philip Rivers – 10 points
- T-9) Matt Ryan – 8 points
- T-9) Russell Wilson – 8 points