New England Patriots linebacker James Harrison has provided a pass rushing spark for the team that has been a key part of their Super Bowl run.
Now the 39-year old has announced that after this season, he would like to continue his NFL career.
“I maybe want to play a year at 40, maybe 41,” Harrison told ESPN reporter Mike Reiss. “But at some point in time, I’m going to have to stop [playing].”
Harrison explains his reasoning that he wouldn’t allow his son to start playing the sport until he was all done and that that is why he wants to stop sooner rather than later.
“I told my son [James III] he could play contact football when I stop, so I’m going to have to give it up in the near future,” Harrison said. “He’s already 10, and then he’ll be playing against kids who have been doing it for 4 or 5 years, contact football, and they’ll know how to take a hit and give a hit.”
Harrison is currently on a one-year contract with the Patriots and if he doesn’t sign a new contract, he will be a free agent in the offseason.
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