Truth: Tyron Smith is still a upper-echelon LT
Some fans have tried spinning Smith's durability concerns into a narrative that Smith is no longer capable of playing at a high level. We get it: the best ability is availability and Smith has had trouble staying healthy the last handful of years, but the 32-year-old is proving he's still one of the NFL's best left tackles.
According to Pro Football Focus, Smith allowed just one pressure on 43 pass-blocking snaps against the Jets' vaunted defensive front. He posted a 87.5 pass block grade for the game and now has a 88.6 pass-block grade after two weeks.
Jermaine Johnson, Carl Lawson and John Franklin-Myers couldn't hold a candle to Smith's blocking technique and grizzly bear strength.
Mind you, this came after Smith held Giants edge rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux to zero pressures in Week 1. The No. 5 overall pick in 2022, Thibodeaux had zero games as a rookie where he didn't register a single QB pressure.
Reports of Smith's demise were greatly exaggerated. He's still elite when healthy.