The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to trade WR Torrey Smith to the Carolina Panthers for CB Daryl Worley. Torrey Smith played a huge part in the Eagles success this past season. Even if his participation didn’t always show up as huge numbers in the box score I liked Torrey Smith and the role he played on the team. I’m kind of sad to see him go, but we all know this is what happens when you become a Super Bowl Champion. The value of every single player on the team rises drastically. Every team is in search of that missing piece to their puzzle in the offseason, and there’s no better place to start your search than the team that won the Super Bowl the previous season, especially when the Super Bowl Champ is well over the salary cap and looking to shave a little money off of that tab……like the Eagles are.
Smith caught 36 passes for 430 yards and two touchdowns with the Eagles during the 17′-18′ season. He had 13 catches for 157 yards and a touchdown in the postseason. Make no mistake about it, the Philadelphia Eagles are loaded at the Wide Receiver position. Torrey Smith is set to make a base pay of $5 million this upcoming season. Worley is in the third year of his rookie contract and scheduled to make about $650,000 this season. The Eagles are currently $14 million over the salary cap. You can see why a move like this makes sense.