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49ers Star Has Honest Admission About Retirement

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Superstar offensive tackle Trent Williams isn't ruling out retirement after his 12th NFL season. 

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On Tuesday, the San Francisco lineman was seen wearing a boot and crutches for a "very minor" foot injury he presumably suffered during the Niners' NFC Championship loss.

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“It’s a long season,” Williams said, per Eric Branch of the San Francisco Chronicle. “And having two long seasons back-to-back, it does get pretty grueling for a 34-year-old guy like myself.

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I’ll be 35 when the [2023] season starts. You do kind of think about what’s life like after football. I’ve done this every year of my life since the second grade.  

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“You do get to that age, especially at the end the year like this, as exhausting as it was. And still not getting quite where you want to be. I get it. You get to that age. But, honestly, I’m just taking it one day at time, and we’ll see how that goes going forward.”

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Williams, who notched All-Pro honors in each of the last two seasons, signed a six-year, $138 million contract with the Niners in 2021. He's set to earn more than $39 million in base salary over the next two seasons.

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"It isn’t hard to get up for NFC Championship, or playoffs or anything like that," he continued. "But, yeah, the day-to-day grind does get pretty redundant [after] doing it for a long time.