At 39 years young, James Harrison has decided to officially retire from the NFL. The 5 time Pro Bowler and long time Steeler great, provided the Patriots with a much needed pass rushing spark during their playoff run.
Despite the fact that Harrison will be turning 40 next month, I honestly wouldn’t of been shocked if he had decided to return to the Patriots for one more year. That’s mainly because Harrison is a physical freak who is capable of lifting very heavy objects numerous times in a row-
Regardless, The Patriots losing a soon to be 40 year old situational pass rusher is obviously not the end of the world. Especially considering that New England signed former Atlanta Falcon pass rusher Adrian Clayborn, who totaled 9.5 sacks last season.