After retiring before the 2014 NFL season, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison has played in each of the last two seasons. But the 37 year-old is now unsure if he wants to retire for a second time in two years.
“I’m not ready to make any type of decision,” Harrison said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “If you were to ask me something like that right after a loss, nobody wants to go out with a loss. It’s going to be an immediate, ‘Yeah, I’m coming back,’ not taking into account everything else. Right now, I’m not ready to make that decision.”
What’s truly amazing is that Harrison has only missed one game this past season, so we certainly know that if he does decide to retire again it won’t be because of his health. But he’s certainly the same player he once was.
While Harrison hasn’t been putting up the numbers he did earlier in his career he recorded five sacks in each of the past two seasons.
With the emergence of Bud Dupree and Jarvis Jones, the Steelers definitely don’t need Harrison back in 2016.