Former-49ers Right Guard announced his retirement today after 9 seasons playing professional football in the NFL. Person announced his retirement to 406mtsports.com. Person started for the 49ers in Super Bowl LIV in February.
In March, the 49ers released Person in order to save 2.5 million in the salary-cap.
Person has battled with injuries the past season. He said he just felt like it is the “right time” to retire from professional football.
“I just feel like now is the right time”. “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”
Person also described that he desired more time with his kids. Person has 3 kids.
“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”
Person had offers from multiple NFL teams, but chose to retire.