The 49ers are expecting Patrick Willis to announce his retirement, according to Rand Getlin of Yahoo Sports.
If this is true, this is a tremendous blow to the 49ers now and in the future. Willis is the Niners’ third-best player after Aldon Smith and NaVorro Bowman.
Willis turned 30 on January 25. He missed 10 games last season because he had a strained left big toe.