Entering his 13th season, Smith told The Associated Press on Thursday that he wants to play "15 or 16 years" in the NFL, which would take him through the 2015 or 2016 seasons.
There's no reason to believe Smith can't stay productive. Despite bracket coverage and little consistent help on the opposite side, Smith has finished fifth and 12th in receiving yards in his first two years with Cam Newton at quarterback.
Poor quarterback play marred three of Smith's past six seasons, but we know there's plenty of juice left in Smith's legs, even at age 33.
As football fans, we're eager to sit back and watch the Indian summer of the toughest receiver Ronde Barber ever covered.