The Seahawks won a Super Bowl for the 2013 season and Malcolm Smith was the Super Bowl MVP. He has found a new home with the Cleveland Browns for 2020.
12s remember the Super Bowl win in 2013, right? Well, they remember it from 2014 but it happened for the 2013 season so let us not get stuck in semantics. And in the Seattle victory over the Broncos, linebacker Malcolm Smith was the MVP. That is a sign of how good that Seahawks defense was.
Malcolm Smith was a backup linebacker in 2013. If he was still with the Seahawks in 2019, he would have still been a backup linebacker. Smith played behind Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright in 2013 and would have again last season. And this season, too, actually.
Malcolm Smith’s career
Since that Super Bowl-winning season for the Seahawks, Malcolm Smith has played for five teams, including 2014 with Seattle. He started 30 games for the Raiders between 2015 and 2016 but in the last two years has played for the 49ers, the Cowboys and the Jaguars.
Smith was actually really good for the Raiders in his two seasons with the team. Each year he surpassed 103 tackles on the year. In 2015, he had 4 sacks, which would have been tied for the lead on the Seahawks team of 2019.
On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns announced they had signed Malcolm Smith. Smith probably won’t be a starter for the Browns but he should serve as a valuable backup and a special teams player.
And to be fair, for any Seahawks fan to ever not want Malcolm Smith to be successful would just be dumb. He played with the Seahawks during some years where the Seahawks were amazing defensively. Maybe he won the Super Bowl MVP when it was really a team effort, but in a way, Smith was the ultimate 12. He probably wasn’t good enough to have a huge impact, but 12s always have an impact. He is one of us.