Anquan Boldin is in the final year of his contract with the 49ers, and if he tests the market, he may still be seen as a valuable commodity despite being 35 years old.
Boldin is one of the most decorated players in NFL history, and had back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons just a year ago.
But at his age, and given this past season, does he want to keep playing?
"I feel like I can play for years to come," Boldin told the team's official website. "Is that my goal? No. I honestly came into this league wanting to play 10 years. Ten years flew by. I’m at this point now, but when I feel like I’m ready to give it up, I will, but right now it’s not the time."
If he decides to continue playing, where would he like to finish his career?
"I like it here," Boldin added. "I like the people here. The organization has been great to me. I love my teammates. I enjoy them. And I have roots here, a lot of relationships that I’ve built in this community.
"When we cross that bridge, we’ll cross that bridge."
Boldin started his career with the Arizona Cardinals and won a Super Bowl with the Baltimore Ravens before joining the 49ers.
It is important for him to contend for a title, but the wide receiver isn't eager to start over again this late in his career with an unknown team.
"No matter what age you are, you want to win a championship," Boldin said. "That goes without saying. (But) it’s deeper than that especially when you have been somewhere for a certain amount of years. You have roots."
Boldin has over 13,000 career receiving yards, placing him in the top 20 all-time. In three seasons with the 49ers, the veteran pass-catcher has accrued nearly 3,000 receiving yards on 220-plus catches and 15 touchdowns.
"Anquan could easily play a few more years," said friend and teammate Torrey Smith, who signed a five-year, $40 million deal with San Francisco in March. "We’ll see what he does."