Devin Smith, Jets WR, re-tears ACL, will miss entire 2017 season
Apr 30 2017
Smith has been plagued by injuries from nearly the first moment he stepped on the field. They selected ArDarius Stewart from Alabama in the 3rd round and Chad Hansen from Cal in the 4th round. The second-round pick has been snake bitten throughout his career, going down with broken ribs and a partially punctured lung in his first training camp before playing 10 games. Battling one injury after another, Smith's never been able to reproduce his production at the college ranks. This is the second time Smith has torn the same ACL since joining the Jets in 2015. "We brought him in, examined him, then when we got the MRI it showed the torn ACL".
There was optimism this would be the season Smith broke out.
Smith could go down as an enormous bust on Maccagnan's record.
In two seasons, Smith, a former standout at Ohio State, has played in 14 games.
The GM said the Jets considered this "a good year for receivers in terms of depth and value, so it just kind of work itself out that way".
"It's bad luck and bad timing because the kid worked so hard to get back", Jets coach Todd Bowles said. And the adversity will help him get stronger and hopefully he comes back and it doesn't happen again.
Maccagnan would not say whether the Jets will pick up safety Calvin Pryor's fifth-year option for 2018 yet. We'll see how things develop over time.