It seems there are a few who don't think about Ballard covering the back up QB position and how important it is.
If it is Eason he will need all the work that is possible. Even if it's someone else he has to make himself more valuable.
Ok well you're talking about a backup QB. Indy's already paying Wentz ~$25M annually. I'm simply looking at what JB's cap hit was last year ($21.3M) and not sure how that number comes down so precipitously to $5-$6M in 2021. The problem is even with the lowered cap, the money and draft capital QBs are commanding is still insane. JB isn't exactly chopped liver. His market value was still projected at around $15M last I looked. Smith may actually end up being the cheaper of the two options since Washington looks like they are planning to eat the $8.6M in dead money on him for this year and $4.3M next year.
Still, I do agree with you that Smith would be a high risk proposition. Especially given the fact that Wentz is already somewhat of a reclamation project, Smith's injury history for me would be a non-starter given the circumstances already in place in Indy.