Credit to MaLoR on the title, who contradicts himself when it comes to Steve Smith.
Seriously, I understand the value of intangibles like toughness, confidence, and leadership. But TANGIBLES like age, production, and explosiveness are a real thing as well. And just as you can't teach intangibles, you also can't out-coach father time. Steve Smith will turn 35 this summer.
This offense needs a big-body Red Zone threat. He isn't one. This quarterback needs young receivers he can mold. Steve Smith isn't that either. And this quarterback has been hindered by a revolving door of WR rentals that have, for the most part, done nothing to add production or consistency to this offense.
How will Steve Smith's intangibles matter so much if the whole locker room knows that he's not a leader from a production standpoint? You have to lead from the front. The #2 receiver isn't a leader, and the #3 sure as hell isn't. You can't sign a player off of intangibles alone, and at this point that's all Steve Smith can be relied upon to bring to this team.
Signing Steve Smith is like going on cars.com and buying a cool looking old Cadillac El Dorado for 2500. Yeah, it was awesome back in the day and its cheap now, but you're not going to get much out of it.