Possible Destinations for Troy Smith to Succeed in the NFL

Possible Destinations for Troy Smith to Succeed in the NFL

Baltimore : MD : USA | Jun 24, 2010 at 2:24 PM PDT
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It was recently reported that the Baltimore Ravens signed former St. Louis Rams starting quarterback, Marc Bulger. It's obvious he'll be a backup now, since Joe Flacco is the future of this team. But Bulger adds depth and experience.

But what does this mean for Troy Smith?

In his first year, he rarely saw any playing team. Smith was expected to be the starter for the 2008-09 season until Baltimore drafted Joe Flacco. But Smith was still considered starter until something went wrong. It was an illness or something along those lines that made Flacco start the first game of the season for the Ravens. Baltimore then didn't change a thing from there as Flacco is the starter for years to come, hopefully.

Smith has demanded requests to be traded because he believes he can be a starting quarterback. Many have succeeded like Smith. They came into the NFL with a lot of reputation from college but not a lot coming into the National Football League. They say he is too short. Look how Michael Vick (before the incident) and Drew Brees and how they overcame height and succeeded. Along with that, Smith has great accuracy and has speed.

I believe he has a chance. And the Ravens might ship him now during the off-season with Bulger in. How? Well, Smith will have to be the odd man out. Cam Cameron is currently working on a little project for John Beck. Beck is in the bubble, but I say he stays and Smith gets shipped or released. And if that happens, here are possible destinations where Smith can succeed.

I really wish the best for the 2006 Heisman winner.

Read on to see what I have.


Cleveland Browns

Waitingfornextyear.com has proposed the decision on bringing in Troy Smith to the Browns. Even with Colt McCoy looking like the future for the team, Smith could be a great option for the team. What if Jake Delhomme fails again? Seneca Wallace has only been a great backup.

Smith can be the guy.

He has always been a Clevelander, born and raised. He played for Ohio State. Playing in the NFL for a team in Ohio could be what Smith needs.

“There is no doubt about it,” Smith said ”It has always been a childhood dream of mine. It’s funny how we always talk about Cleveland. That’s the first thing that comes to mind with anything I do whether I get a chance to come home and be a part of that organization or not."

Both teams could be in talks with this trade.

Buffalo Bills

If star college quarterback Brian Brohm is competing with Trent Edwards for a starting quarterback job with the Buffalo Bills, what about a better college superstar with more superstar credibility from there (and probably better NFL experience) being the starter?

The Bills have been targeted for trying to trade for players like Michael Vick. Smith is possibly better, as he is also another type of Kordell Stewart. I think the Bills could easily be in the market for getting Smith. He'd fit well in Buffalo, in my opinion, and could see a bright future ahead of him with that franchise.

Minnesota Vikings

You never know, the Minnesota Vikings could be targeting Smith. Brett Favre can't stay in the league forever and I guarantee a retirement coming for him as a final one when after next season or another one. Let's keep it at this: the longest I can see him staying in the league is 44-46.

But Vikings probably won't get him as Tarvaris Jackson seems like the future for the team after Favre retires. Sage Rosenfels will be the man out sooner than later.

But Minnesota is a dark horse, no doubt.

Oakland Raiders

It sounds crazy, I know, but you never know what Al Davis might do. He could be targeting Smith. We all know JaMarcus Russell is out and Jason Campbell is the new future.

But you don't know what Davis does with his QB's and he could rat out Campbell and use Smith as the starter then. But, then again, that would be stupid. But you never know.

I don't count on it happening.

Washington Redskins

How about the Redskins? At 25 years old, Smith could wait a bit before Donovan McNabb retires. It could happen. Same for other teams that have an aging quarterback that will retire soon. Patriots could make Smith their heir. Same with the Colts. I don't see it happening, but let's leave it at a very very dark horse.

San Francisco 49ers

It could happen, you never know. What if Alex Smith fails this season and can't prove himself that he was the future of the this team's franchise? Then, luckily, the 49ers have Troy Smith them.

But here's another one I really wouldn't count on, either. First of all, the 49ers could use Nate Davis, as they drafted him last year. He was in starting talks, but it then died down (could it be the by the way he holds the football?).

But if Alex Smith were to not be what he is expected to this year, Davis would most probably be the most reasonable fit as the next starter, probably.

Seattle Seahawks

I actually would like the fit of the Seattle Seahawks. That would be nice. Matt Hasselbeck won't last in the league for that long now, as his time looks like it is expiring.

The Seahawks just traded for Charlie Whiteburst, so it may not be a possibility after all. It seems that Whiteburst could be the future of the franchise instead. But the Seahawks still could use him.

I can see Pete Carroll targeting him now.

Jacksonville Jaguars/St. Louis Rams

David Garrard could be going back to a backup quarterback like he was when Byron Leftwich was the starter in Jackonsville.

Smith could be a fit.

Same with the Rams. What if Sam Bradford was a bust besides a boom? Also, he may be benched this season so the Rams wouldn't mind starting Smith this year.

It could work.

Best Destination?

What do you guys think? What team is the best fit for Troy Smith? Or should he go to the United Football League or Canadian Football Leauge? Arena Football League?

Right now, the Buffalo Bills are the best fit in my opinion. What do you think?
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