Instead, we’re going to look at Alex Smith and how he could be the perfect “bridge” for the Denver Broncos and especially for Drew Lock. There are several reasons why Alex Smith fits the mold almost perfectly. First, he is 36 years old and is likely only a few more years away from retirement.
His most recent full season was 2018 and he had 31 total QB pressures that year on 915 total snaps. For comparison Von Miller had 35 pressures in 2018 on 837 snaps. Ingram’s PFF grade that season was 71.8.
Malik Reed went from going undrafted out of Nevada in 2019 to registering eight sacks in 2020, leading the Broncos. In relief of the injured Miller, Reed provided a glimpse of his future potential. The 24-year-old pass rusher recently opened up on his goals and NFL aspirations to Pro Football Network's Cody Roark.