Eagles’ DeVonta Smith Sounds Off On Contract Status

DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith just completed his third season, meaning he will be eligible for an extension this offseason.

However, Smith is choosing not to focus on his future.

“It’s all in God’s hands,” Smith said, via EJ Smith of The Philadelphia Inquirer. “At the end of the day, extension or not, I’m going to have to come in and do what I have to do. It’s God’s timing, so he’s going to put me in the right place at the right time.”

Smith played in 16 games this past season, catching 81 passes for 1,066 yards and seven touchdowns.

While the 25-year-old is not dwelling on his contract status, he does seem to favor remaining in Philadelphia. At least for the foreseeable future.

“It’s been amazing. I love playing in Philly,” Smith said. “I don’t think there’s a better sports city in the U.S. I think Philly is top-tier. Any sport, they’re dialed in, that’s what I love about it. I love that we all support each other. Basketball comes to football, football comes to basketball and baseball, we all support each other.”

Smith, who played his collegiate football at the University of Alabama, was selected by Philly with the 10th overall pick of the 2021 NFL Draft.

He enjoyed an impressive rookie campaign, snaring 64 balls for 916 yards and five scores. Then, the following year, Smith broke out, hauling in 95 receptions for 1,196 yards and seven touchdowns.

Along with A.J. Brown, DeVonta Smith helps comprise one of the league’s most lethal receiving duos, but whether or not the Eagles will be able to retain both wide outs long term remains to be seen.

Philadelphia got off to a 10-1 start in 2023, but lost five of its last six games to finish 11-6. It then proceeded to lose to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs.

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