I have always struggled a bit with Aldon Smith potentially coming to play with the Seahawks due to his off-the-field issues. But that probably shouldn’t actually weigh in on his potential to be a very good player on-the-field for Seattle. Or one who is good enough to help form a formidable rotation of pass rushers.
Smith would be even less expensive than Houston, though both players will be 32 years old during the season. Smith missed four straight years because of suspension, however, so the mileage on his body should be less than Houston’s.
Smith returned to play again in the NFL in 2020 and played every game for the Cowboys and wound up with 5 sacks and 14 quarterback hits. Smith did have 20 pressures, too, which means with a year of working back into NFL shape he should get home more often in 2021.
Dallas doesn’t have the money to re-sign Smith, even for $5-6 million, but Seattle should if the money is about that much. This would allow room, assuming Dunlap is released, to bring in a productive veteran like Smith but also sign a couple of other players to help out in other areas, like the offensive line.