In three months, Steve Smith will turn 36 years old. By the way he played this past season, he looked anywhere from five to 10 years younger than what his age is set to be.
However, Smith is at the age where Father Time creeps in and the retirement question begins to emerge.
As of now, Smith appears ready to return. Speaking to reporters at the NFL combine on Wednesday, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Smith should be back with the offense in 2015.
"We don’t know anyone’s exact status. It’s the same thing in life. I talked to Steve and we are planning on having him back. That’s a goal of ours," Harbaugh said. "I don’t see why that wouldn’t happen."
Smith caught 79 passes for 1,065 yards and six touchdowns in his first season with the Ravens. A constant target of Joe Flacco's, Smith did just about everything a receiver can be asked to do on a football field.
Having Smith back will certainly increase the odds of the Ravens making yet another postseason run next season.