Baltimore took a huge shot to its offense on Sunday night. With an already depleted receiving corps, the Ravens will need to look to the draft or free agency to fill a big hole. On his personal blog, wide receiver Torrey Smith announced that he will not be returning to Baltimore in a heartfelt statement.
“I will be playing for a different organization, but I will remain committed to the City of Baltimore,” Smith wrote. “I will continue to give back and help build a better future for our young men and women. MY COMMITMENT TO THE CITY IS FOR LIFE. This isn’t a goodbye because I will still be around and Baltimore will continue to be my home in the offseason and when my career is done. I’m on to the next chapter of my life and football career, but I will see you guys later.”
Reportedly, Smith and the 49ers have a strong mutual interest, and that would be a great fit for both parties. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a strong arm, and the 49ers currently have no deep threat, which Smith is.
Smith leaves the Ravens as the franchise’s third all-time leading receiver with 3,591 yards. He ranks fifth in career receptions (213) and second in touchdown catches (30).