After 16 seasons, James Harrison is calling it a career.
Saying that he's "missed way too much for way too long" in an Instagram post featuring photos of his two young sons, linebacker James Harrison announced his retirement from the National Football League on Monday morning, the second time in his career that he's announced his intention to stop playing.
"I've missed way too much for way too long.and I'm done", Harrison wrote on his Instagram account. But many fans didn't take too kindly to him going to the Patriots after his release from Pittsburgh.
He played 90 percent of the team's defensive snaps in Super Bowl LII and was arguably their most effective player on the front seven. He finishes his career as the Steelers' all-time leader in sacks with 80.5. Something tells us this is the right time to call it quits. Regardless of how his time in Pittsburgh ended, he will go down in history as one of the greatest linebackers in franchise history.