2023 Player Outlook
The start of Irv Smith Jr's career has been marred with injury as he missed time in 2020, missed all of 2021, and then suffered a high ankle sprain in 2022 that resulted in the Vikings trading for TJ Hockenson. He'll get a fresh start playing in Cincinnati with star quarterback Joe Burrow. Last year, however, Hayden Hurst finished fifth in targets behind the three starting wide receivers and Joe Mixon and it's looking like all of those players will once again be back. That could relegate Irv to a touchdown-dependent weekly dart throw in 2023.