A new video surfed with Za’Darius Smith at a Cleveland Browns workout facility, and Minnesota Vikings fans appear upset on social media. (Green Bay Packers fans understand the pain.) The Vikings traded Smith to the Browns last week after having the pass rusher in Minnesota for one season.
Smith sold his house in Minnesota and demanded a release from the Vikings at the conclusion of the 2022 season. Smith wanted a new contract this offseason after signing a three-year deal last offseason. The Vikings organization decided to move on from Smith.
Smith seems happy in his new home. The Browns posted a message that went viral on social media, saying he’s glad to be with the Browns.
“Hey Cleveland, this is Za’Darius Smith. Man, I’m so happy to be a Brown; I can’t wait to get started. Rule number one, the first thing we gotta do is take the Division. And after that, we gonna go to the Playoffs, baby,” Smith said then let out a growl.
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) May 16, 2023
Minnesota Vikings fans react to Za’Darius Smith’s message
Vikings fans appeared hurt not long after Smith released his message. There were quite a few Packers fans chiming in to tell Vikings fans they were warned about his antics last year. Here are the best takes on Vikings fans reacting to Smith’s statement about being a member of the Browns this season.
Some serious denial and anger going on right now.
He genuinely seemed happy when he came to MN, this sounds so rehearsed and forced. He is already missing TCO
— L D (@LD65264018) May 17, 2023
I try to not turn on guys when they leave, but this dude is a clown. Packers fans were right sadly https://t.co/Q5zez1TPpy
— Skol (@VikingFansOnly) May 16, 2023
He did disappear the second half of the season. It will be very interesting to see how long he remains effective on Cleveland.
— Tim Arcand (@TArcand) May 16, 2023
Agree put a show on like he was some great leader when he got here things didn’t go his way and whined his way out.
— Ben Condon (@BenCondon39) May 17, 2023
Agree. @zadariussmith talked all that mess to show up for what. The first 5? games of the year then garbage after. No wonder Pack didn’t want him. He doesn’t have the kind of character to build a team around. Pack dumped him, backing out of deals, demanding trades all in 1 year. https://t.co/P7dmD0q9hr
— TuViciouz (@TuViciouz) May 16, 2023
— Spencer Jackson (@tsjstriker9) May 17, 2023
Yeah he gives off fake energy Ngl https://t.co/i11p9pXp0A
— Leo (@IFreezeInMN) May 16, 2023
— Josh Kizer (@KingfuPanda23) May 17, 2023
— Packer Super Fan (@packer_super) May 17, 2023
Very little acceptance.
God forbid he record a video for his new team's social media account showing his excitement to play for them
— Kirks Minivan (@boydsburner31) May 16, 2023
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