While the pandemic forced most NFL teams and players to rely completely on virtual meetings in lieu of minicamp and organized team activities, which were canceled, Tannehill and Smith happened to be in the same part of the country at the time. The pair were able to get in some valuable one-on-one time while working at a park in South Florida, learning each other’s tendencies and developing the type of on-field chemistry that can be built, well, only on the field.
The chemistry is starting to show. Smith, who finished Sunday’s game with four catches for 84 yards and two touchdowns, replaced Delanie Walker as the team’s top tight end. Smith will likely start to get noticed on if he's on the waiver wire in your league.