Steve Smith Sr., the Carolina Panther’s record holder for touchdowns (67), receptions (836), and receiving yards (12,197), has just made his retirement official by sending in one of the most epic retirement letters ever.
He offers good news to all the defensive backs in the league by saying he will no longer be antagonizing them.
He tweeted out a picture of the letter this morning and it’s already received over 21,000 retweets and 41,000 likes
It’s official my letter to the @NFL #agent89 out ✌#stevesmithsr #RavensFlock #SSmithWPMOYchallenge pic.twitter.com/CMW2PXDPkd
— Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) January 6, 2017
Smith, a five-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time All-Pro, emerged as one of the NFL’s most productive wide receivers of the 21st century, leading the league in catches, receiving yards, and touchdowns in 2005. In 2011, he became the 35th player in NFL history to amass 10,000 receiving yards. In 2016, Smith became the 14th player in NFL history to amass 1,000 career receptions.
He will now be returning to his hometown of Charlotte, NC where his wife and kids currently live.
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