The Jacksonville Jaguars today re-signed Pro Bowl wide receiver Jimmy Smith to a new contract. Length and terms of the deal are not disclosed by the team.
"This deal shows the commitment from the organization. They have made a commitment to me and I am making a commitment to them in return," said Smith, who holds Jaguars career receiving records for catches, yards, average per catch and touchdowns. "This is a fine organization to play for, and the Jaguars have treated me right from day one."
"I feel good in knowing I have helped contribute to the Jaguars becoming one of the elite teams in the NFL," continued Smith. "We have had a lot of success in our brief history, making the playoffs in two of our first three years and now our goal and main focus is getting to the Super Bowl."
Smith, 29, was the second wide receiver to sign with the Jaguars, doing so on February 28, 1995 after spending all of the 1994 season out of football. He played mostly on special teams in '95, leading the team in kickoff returns and scoring three touchdowns in a game at Denver.
In 1996, Smith finally realized the potential he showed as a second-round draft choice of the Dallas Cowboys in 1992. After moving into the starting lineup in the 12th game, Smith went on to lead the AFC in receiving yards with 1,244, and he also scored seven touchdowns on his 83 catches. In 1997, Smith started all 16 games for the first time in his career and caught 83 more passes for a single-season team record of 1,324 yards. In his Jaguars career, Smith has 187 receptions for 2,856 yards, a 15.3-yard average and 14 touchdowns.