Broncos coach Josh McDaniels has a decision to make in regards to 2009 2nd Round pick Alphonso Smith...Cut him or Keep him?
Smith performed well below expectations after McDaniels traded a 2010 first round pick in the 2009 draft in order to move up and select Smith. After the draft, Smith signed a four-year, $4.08 million contract with a $2.15 million signing bonus. It's not Sam Bradford or Ndamukong Suh money, but is still a lot.
In his rookie season, Smith only had 14 tackles (9 solo, 5 assists), no int's, and no sacks.
Now, I'm not one to recommend cutting a player after one season because players can get much better in their second year after one year of NFL experience. I'll use Mario Williams as my example: 1st pick overall in 2006. He had 4.5 sacks his rookie year. Every NFL pundit killed the Texans for the pick. In Mario's second season, 14 sacks. Ever since, he has been regarded as one of the better pass rushers in the game.
What do you think McDaniels should do about Alphonso Smith?