In a surprising turn of events, the New York Jets have released long-time veteran David Harris after 10 seasons. Another vet bites the dust.
— Kimberley A. Martin (@KMart_LI) June 6, 2017
Although don’t tell David Harris that, because ESPN’s Rich Cimini said that he spoke with Harris after news broke and he had no idea. That seems like a pretty crappy way to treat the longest tenured player on the team.
Todd Bowles said the Demario Davis trade had no bearing on David Harris release.
— Dan Leberfeld (@jetswhispers) June 6, 2017
You can’t say enough good things about Harris and what he brought to this team. Over 1000 career tackles (second leading tackler in franchise history), 35 sacks, and throw in six interceptions. While as time went on his 33-year old body didn’t hold up like it used too, he was still effective.
Although for the first time in five years he had under 100 tackles on the season. From a pass coverage standpoint he was easily one of the worst statistically speaking.
But some of his key plays during critical moments will forever live in Jets lore.
The Jets lost to this same team by over 40 points during the regular season. But came back in the playoffs to beat the seemingly invincible New England Patriots to send the Jets to the AFC Championship game for the second consecutive year.
But I must tell you I “can’t wait” until Harris is in the Jets’ Ring of Honor, another famous moment that came out of this game.
But getting away from history and back to the present, David Harris is another casualty of the purge on the Jets’ roster.
Although with the most recent Darron Lee news, perhaps the Jets should’ve waited a hot minute before pulling the trigger, but I digress.