With DeVonta Smith‘s selection by the Philadelphia Eagles in Round 1 of the most recent NFL Draft, Birds fans knew they’d be cheering after every great thing he did on the field for years to come, but like so many other guys who have worn the midnight green or kelly green jersey before him, he’s giving fans reason to cheer for him off of the field as well.
Whether it’s been Jeffrey Lurie doing great things with his Eagles Autism Foundation, past demonstrations of philanthropy by guys like Malcolm Jenkins and Carson Wentz, Chris Long donating his entire salary to charity, or Rodney McLeod handing out over 40,000 pounds of fresh food for so many families the Birds have long been a nice mix of characters who also possess tremendous character.
It appears we can now add DeVonta Smith’s name to the list. He’s reminded us that charity should, oftentimes, begin in the home.
Philadelphia Eagles rookie DeVonta Smith’s first big purchase was for someone else.
The Philadelphia Eagles officially signed Smith earlier in June, and thanks to the NFL’s salary structure for rookies, we know that means, as a top-ten draft choice, he’s guaranteed $20.1 million fully guaranteed, with a fifth-year option.
His first purchase? Well, it was an easy decision for the most recent Heisman Trophy winner. He decided that his first major purchase would be a new home for his mother. Check this one out, and try to fight the tears.
Well done Mr. Smith. Well done.
Discussions about how many catches he’ll pull in, how well he’ll gel with Jalen Hurts, whether or not he’ll eclipse the 1,000-yard receiving mark, and what effect his presence will have on the likes of guys like Jalen Reagor can wait. For now, how about we do something that’s a little more appropriate? Let’s give one of the Philadelphia Eagles’ newest stars a well-deserved pat on the back. None of us do those types of things nearly enoiugh.