No doubt Steve Smith Sr. isn't one to care about reporters off the field. In truth Smitty doesn't care about other teams players on the field. Smith is one to only care about his production at a quality only he can give, and this season it could put him in the history books.
The only player in the NFL to ever eclipse 1,000 yards at the age of 37 years or older was the GOAT, Jerry Rice. A decade and a half later Agent 89 can also place his name beside the ageless wonder.
At the end of the season Steve Smith said, "The numbers I put up will be the numbers I put up, and I'll happen to put those numbers at the age of 37. Can I run like I used to at 22? No, but I'm comfortable being 37 years old, being on this team, and they're comfortable with me, so we're going to operate that way."
Smith needs to be recognized regardless whether the 1,000 season becomes a thing or not, with his historical numbers. Steve is currently the eleventh on the all-time receiving yards leader. 72 yards from being in the top ten, and if he were to complete 1,003 yards we all would cherish him placed at sixth in history.
Smith is fourth in receiving yards in a single post-season with over 400 yards.
With 100 yards in the play-offs Smith sits at 10th or 9th in history dependent upon 4 extra yards.
Smith was one of only 3 receivers to achieve the NFL 'triple crown' since 1966. The receivers triple crown meaning most touchdowns, most receptions, and most yards by all receivers in the same season. It's only happened a total of 15 times, and Don Hutson has 5 when he revolutionized the receiving game. The city of Baltimore has actually had a receivers triple crown winner with Raymond Berry back in 1959.
Smith no doubt is Hall of Fame worthy, and we will all get to cherish one final season from Agent 89.