Edge rusher Za’Darius Smith had a deal with the Baltimore Ravens… until he didn’t. Smith verbally agreed to a four-year, $35 million contract with Baltimore before backing out. Today he visited the other purple team, Minnesota. And it appears he will be signing a contract:
“Meet at the Quarterback”😁
— Za'Darius Smith (@zadariussmith) March 21, 2022
Purple People Eaters were the defensive line of the Minnesota Vikings from the late 1960s to the late 1970s. The term is a reference to a popular song from 1958, the efficiency of the defense, and the color of their uniforms. The motto of the Purple People Eaters was “Meet at the quarterback.”
Za’Darius Smith and Danielle Hunter will make for a great duo.. if they can stay healthy. Combined they had 28 sacks in 2019. Back surgery for Hunter in 2020 and back surgery for Smith in 2021 have sidelined them both as of late. Lets kick this rivalry up a notch, Minnesota. Bring it on Z.