Veteran OL Mike Person announced Sunday that he’s retiring from the NFL.
“I just feel like now is the right time,” Person told 406MTSports.com. “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. 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.”
According to Person, he had multiple offers from other teams since he was released by the 49ers back in April. However, he felt that this was the time to move on.
“It was in the back of my mind. I knew once this contract played out, if it had, that I would retire,” Person said. “It’s one of those things where 75 percent of you wants to be done with it but there’s that 25 percent that knows you can still do it and still play.”
Person, 31, is a former seventh-round pick of the 49ers back in 2011. He spent just over a year in San Francisco before playing for a number of teams including the Colts, Seahawks and Rams.
The Falcons elected to sign Person to a three-year contract back in March of 2015. However, he was released during the 2016 season.
Person had brief stints with the Chiefs and Colts before signing on with the 49ers in 2018. He re-signed on a three-year $8.25 million extension in 2019 but was released earlier this offseason.
For his career, Person appeared in 73 games for the Seahawks, Rams, Falcons, Colts and 49ers, mkaing 48 starts over the course of seven seasons.