I wouldn’t get rid of smith for fisher. Our line played really well last year. I’m not saying fisher isn’t better but his injury is a big one and you’re essentially taking a chance when you don’t have to. Smith can get the job done and is currently healthy.
As Micheal Corleone said in The Godfather 2 ” It’s not personal, it’s business”.
Smith is an average left tackle that is paid in the top 10 of all tackles in the NFL. So that means he is overpaid by $4-5 million per year. Ideally the team would like to pay him less so that money could go to a more deserving player. And if the team had the cap room they would like to get a better player and pay them the same. (Brady replacing Winston for example)
No hate; it’s just business.