New England Patriots: David Harris calls Pats “Gold Standard” of NFL


One of the underrated moves made by the New England Patriots this offseason was the signing of David Harris. For Harris, he couldn’t be happier to join New England.

In what has been a busy offseason for the New England Patriots, one of the nice moves that they made late in the offseason was the signing of former New York Jets linebacker, David Harris.

Harris had been with the Jets for his entire career leading up to this offseason. As arguably the heart of the Jets defense for the past few seasons, it was very surprising to see the Jets part ways with Harris this offseason.

The decision to cut Harris was one of the signals that the Jets are indeed tanking this season in order to let their young players develop and get a high draft pick. Despite being cut by the Jets, Harris still has a lot of game left.

In New England, Harris will have a smaller role than the one he had with the Jets. However, fewer snaps for Harris could help him play at a higher level when on the field. When the Patriots reached out to Harris, he was ecstatic.

"“They reached out to me and I pretty much accepted on the spot that I wanted to play there,” Harris told Saturday. “Great organization. They’re the gold standard of the NFL. Why wouldn’t you want to be part of that?”"

With the Jets, Harris was on a few good teams going back to when Rex Ryan was the coach. On one of the best defenses in the league, Harris was able to reach the AFC Championship Game twice. However, the Jets lost both times, and Harris has never had a chance to play in the Super Bowl.

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In 2017, Harris will have a very strong chance of playing in the Super Bowl. The Patriots have had a great offseason, and barring any major injury should have a good chance to repeat as champions. As a new member of the Patriots, Harris should have no problem adjusting to the team that was once his biggest rival.