Former Seattle Seahawks LB Malcolm Smith, the MVP of Super Bowl XLVIII, has reportedly signed with the Oakland Raiders.
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According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter and NFL.com insider Ian Rapoport, the Raiders have reached an agreement with Smith to make him a starting LB instead of giving him the backup role he had with the Seahawks.
Former Super Bowl MVP and Seahawks LB Malcolm Smith has reached agreement with the Oakland Raiders, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 10, 2015
Smith’s claim to fame was not from anything major he did for the Seahawks in the regular season, but for his absolutely incredible defensive performance against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII. Against the Broncos he recorded 10 tackles, a fumble recovery and a 69-yard INT-TD to help seal the Seahawks’ 43-8 win to claim their first ever Super Bowl title.
But Smith was unable to crack the starting roster for the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom defense for any significant amount of time, only getting 16 starts in four seasons and recording a scarce number of big impact plays in the regular season.