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Steve Smith Says He Won’t Play Into His 40s


Despite the fact that he’s 36-years-old and pushing 40, Steve Smith has no plans on pulling a Jerry Rice.   The Hall of Famer was still trying to secure roster spots well past his prime.

Smith told the Baltimore Sun that he’s just not built for trying to play into his 40’s.

“Jerry Rice is obviously the greatest wide receiver to ever play, and I really don’t have the family structure to chase 40, to be honest,” Smith said, per The Baltimore Sun. “I have got a lot of things on my to-do list that don’t have anything to do with football. I’m going to take it day-by-day, but I will not be playing until I’m 40.”

Smith said he knew he’d be returning for a 15th season immediately after the Ravens season ended.

“I left here knowing what my plans were,” Smith said Thursday, joking that he still looks “halfway decent” on the field.