Veteran guard Mike Person decided to put an end to his football career. Person, who last played with the San Francisco 49ers, announced on Sunday that he’s retiring from NFL after nine seasons.
Person started the last two seasons with the 49ers and even inked a three-year, $9 million contract extension with the franchise in 2019. However, San Francisco released him in April as part of the offensive line overhaul, and the 32-year-old guard now opted not to look for another job in the league.
“I just feel like now is the right time,” said Person during a chat with 406MTSports. “Obviously I wish it would have ended differently, especially this past season. You take a beating, and anybody who’s played knows that. At some point, you just have to tell yourself now is the right time. “
According to Person, he had several offers in the offseason but decided he would rather spend time with his family.
“My kids are getting older and most likely I’d spend the entire season away from them if I were to sign with someone. I’ve missed too much already,” he added.
Mike Person spent his rookie year in San Francisco, before bouncing back around the league and spending time with Atlanta Falcons, Rams, and Indianapolis Colts. Person played a total of 78 games in NFL during his time in the league, starting 48 of them.