Jameys Winston has made it clear he’s not going to retire any time soon.
In a post-practice interview with reporters on Thursday, Winston said he has not changed his mind about playing in 2018, although he did express his excitement for the 2018 season.
“I have not changed my mind,” Winston said.
“I have been saying that for the last four years.
I am 100 percent committed to playing until I die.”
He also made it very clear that he has no intention of retiring from football.
“It is a part of who I am.
It is not something that I’m going to change.
That’s part of it.
It’s something that’s not easy.
I will continue to play until I am dead.
But, at the end of the day, I’m a human being and I’m still human.”
He added, “I’m not going anywhere.
It will be a while.
I have nothing but love for this game and this city.”
In addition to the four-time Pro Bowler, who is the most decorated quarterback in NFL history, the 49ers are set to face a quarterback controversy in the 2018 NFL season.
After quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a boycott against the team on Dec. 31, 2017, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced the league was suspending the player for the rest of the season.
The 49ers responded with a statement of their own, stating that the player was “disrespectful of the National Anthem” and “a threat to our community.”
The decision to suspend Kaepernick was not met with widespread acceptance.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has a history of dealing with players who take a knee during the national anthem, told the Associated Press the suspension was “unjust” and that “NFL players have a responsibility to honor the flag.”
In his post-game interview, Winston reiterated that stance.
He said, “We’ve always said, ‘When a player disrespects the flag, it is disrespectful to our country.
If a player has the courage to do something, we support them 100 percent, we stand with them 100%.”
We just want him to stay focused on playing the game and getting his team to victory and winning championships.””
We have to stand behind him and support him and our country, which I feel is what we’re going to do.””
But, he has to go out and make a statement and not let people define him and his team and his city.
We have to stand behind him and support him and our country, which I feel is what we’re going to do.”