San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis announced his sudden retirement Friday.
The team has confirmed the report, with 49ers general manager Trent Baalke releasing a short statement on Davis’ retirement.
“The 49ers organization thanks Anthony for his contributions to our team over the last five seasons and wishes him the best as he moves on from the game,” Baalke said in a release on the team’s website.
Davis is only 25-years-old, but has been with the team since being drafted in 2010.
This off-season has had abrupt, yet not surprising retirements by Patrick Willis and Justin Smith, but also some shocking retirements by Chris Borland and now Anthony Davis.
“I’m simply doing what’s best for my body as well as my mental health at this time in my life,” Davis said about his decision.
Davis started in every game he played for the 49ers since they drafted him in the first round of the 2010 draft.
The news was first reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.
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