Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is headed to New England, according to multiple reports.
The news broke Tuesday afternoon that Harrison was taking his talents to the Patriots.
James Harrison has turned to join the Empire. pic.twitter.com/HvHJzBGa1G
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 26, 2017
This is really happening..
— Bleacher Report NFL (@BR_NFL) December 26, 2017
Source: the Patriots are expected to sign former Steelers LB James Harrison.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) December 26, 2017
Former Steelers’ LB James Harrison is signing with the New England Patriots, per @FieldYates.
Could lead to potential matchup of Harrison vs. Steelers in postseason.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 26, 2017
This is what we like to call ring chasing, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Harrison has had a great NFL career. There’s no debate about that, and now he wants to win another championship before he retires.
I have no idea what kind of impact he’s going to have on the field. What I do know for sure is that this really helps the Patriots if they lineup against the Steelers in the playoffs. Harrison will know about all the defensive schemes and plenty about the offense. I have a strong sense that his signing has a lot more to do with his knowledge of Pittsburgh than anything else.