Za’Darius Smith left the Ravens at the altar as he withdrew from the $ 35 million four-year deal he had with the team.
Now he’s not leaving NFC North.
After visiting the Vikings on Monday, Smith has agreed to a three-year deal worth $ 42 million, which according to several reports is worth up to $ 47 million.
So Smith is going from earning $ 8.75 million a year to $ 14 million. And he gets to meet his former team at the Packers twice a year.
Smith missed almost the entire 2021 season due to a back injury. But he returned to the Green Bay playoff loss to San Francisco.
He was a Pro Bowler in 2019 and 2020 and recorded 13.5 sacks in 2019 and 12.5 sacks in 2020.
Smith spent his first four seasons with the Ravens, who selected him in the fourth round of the 2015 draft.