The Patriots started off their NFL free agency by signing tight end Jonnu Smith during the legal tampering period. ESPN’s Adam Schefter was the first to report the move.
Former Titans’ TE Jonnu Smith reached agreement with the Patriots on a 4–year, $50 million deals that includes $31.25 million fully guaranteed, @DrewJRosenhaus told ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 15, 2021
Smith is coming to a Patriots team who desperately needs his help. This move gives newly re-signed quarterback Cam Newton a real weapon that he didn’t have last year.
Smith is coming off a career year on the Titans where he racked up 8 touchdowns on 41 catches. This is the first of likely a few moves that could be made to surround Cam Newton with targets.