Former San Francisco 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis tweeted out a note of thanks to the 49ers Saturday morning. He thanked them for letting him live out one of his dreams, and helping him get ready for life. He also specifically thanked Jed York.
It has been a wild 16 months for Davis. He retired a year ago June due to health issues, and retired once again this past week after suffering a practice concussion. Davis was expected to be the team’s right guard coming out of training camp, but the weekend before the team’s Monday Night Football opener, rumors circulated he was considering retirement. He was meeting with family, and eventually after meeting with the 49ers, decided to return as the team’s swing tackle, but not guard.
Davis suffered a concussion in practice the following week, and was inactive the next two games. He was never cleared for football activity, and retired this past Monday. He will have to pay back $2.735 million in signing bonus if he does not return this year or next year. And considering this is his second retirement, it’s safe to say Davis will not be back, and everybody moves on from there. Best of luck to Davis as he moves on to the next stage of his life.