A couple of reports have popped up that 49ers defensive lineman Justin Smith may consider retirement if the Niners win the Super Bowl this season. Not going to happen, book it and here’s why.
It isn’t common place for members of the media to bash the media but that’s exactly what I’m going to do here. Smith was asked if the 49ers won the Super Bowl if he would ride off into the sunset and retire from the NFL. His response:
“We’ll see,” Smith then added “But I don’t think so.”
What this is, is a classic non-story, something made up by the media to become a story, don’t believe it. This isn’t Justin Smith pulling a Ray Lewis, Cowboy isn’t that type of person, he doesn’t need or like attention. This type of thing happens all the time, members of the media ask a player a random question they aren’t ready for and run with their answer.
When Smith tore his triceps the talk coming from him and the coaching staff was about the surgery he would need to play next season. He’s said numerous times that he has about three years left in the tank, he’s not going to abruptly retire at age 33 with years remaining on his contract playing for the best team he’s ever played for. Remember Justin suffered for seven seasons playing for the Cincinnati Bengals and a couple of bad 49er teams. He now lines up as one of the best defensive lineman for the best defense in the entire NFL and he’s finally getting the pro bowl and all pro recognition he deserves.
Mark my words, this is a non-story, #94 will be suiting up for San Francisco next season.