Former New York Jets LB David Harris Signs With the New England Patriots
Feb 6, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick speaks during the Super Bowl LI winning team press conference flanked by the Lombardi Trophy at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Just when you thought it couldn’t worse for the New York Jets, it just did. Future Ring of Honor member, David Harris, has found a new home.

After former New York Jets star David Harris got cut late by the Jets, the fan base was upset. Harris was screwed by the Jets.

There’s no loyalty in the NFL. The Jets protected themselves until they had a replacement and then cut bait. While you should do that with most players, you shouldn’t do that to a future Ring of Honor member.

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Well in the ultimate twist of fate, David Harris, has stuck it to the Jets the only way he could.

BY SIGNING WITH THE EVIL EMPIRE THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS!

Harris had been the longest-tenured player on the team. The second all-time leading tackler. The captain of the defense.

Now he’ll be all those things for the Jets’ biggest rival. Just think how this offseason has gone for gang green.

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They were a cupcake away from signing Donta Hightower away from the Patriots. When they couldn’t put the icing or cherry on top of the deal, Hightower returned to the Patriots.

The Patriots apparently wanted to return the favor for the Jets trying to take one of their guys. It was one thing to see future Pro Football Hall of Famer, Darrelle Revis, join the Patriots. It stung.

Apparently, the Patriots are trying to get everyone from that 2007 class for the Jets. Now they go to the second round and take Harris.

I can’t blame Harris for going. The team treated him like garbage, the guy didn’t even know he was released when the media was asking him questions about his release. That shouldn’t happen to a 10-year veteran of the team.

We all understand it’s a business. Cutthroat as a matter of fact. But some players should be above the bare minimum. Although I will say this changes my stance on “I hope Harris goes somewhere he can get a championship”.

I refuse to root for the Patriots, but this adds another dynamic to the Jets-Patriots storied rivalry with players jumping sides. Although this one stings the most.


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Paul A. Esden, Jr.

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