Torrey Smith was born to be a Raven. The Virginia native and University of Maryland alum was drafted by Baltimore in 2011 and went on to win two AFC North division titles and a Lombardi Trophy. Smith represented the Ravens at the Maryland State capital in Annapolis and has worked with at-risk youth through his foundation.
Now after four years in purple, Smith is set to hit the open market and he looks to have priced himself out of Charm City as one of the most sought-after free agent wide receivers this spring. In a heartfelt blog post, Smith confirmed that he won’t be returning and bid Baltimore a warm farewell:
[quote_box_center]To the fans, it is tough to leave a city that I now call home. Y’all have embraced my family and me, and we truly appreciate it. Your support has been unreal and I will miss being able to make y’all proud. Although I may no longer be a member of the Baltimore Ravens, at heart, I will always be a Raven. What we accomplished together is timeless.
I will be playing for a different organization, but I will remain committed to the City of Baltimore. 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.[/quote_box_center]
Good luck, Torrey. You’ll certainly be missed in Baltimore.