Patriots RB James White, Super Bowl LI Hero retiring after 8 Seasons in the NFL.

New England Patriots Running back James White is retiring after eight NFL Seasons. The Hero of Super Bowl LI announced Thursday his decision to end his playing career. One of the best Pass-Catching backs in the NFL for the bulk of his career, White retires with 381 receptions for 3,278 yards and 25 regular season touchdowns. He also added 319 rushing attempts for 1,278 yards averaging 11 TDS in eight seasons with the Pats.

White, one of the most underrated players of the patriot’s dynasties, was a matchup nightmare for linebackers in space. As Tom Brady’s sidecar, White showed up big in the postseason. Most Memorably, the back helped spearhead the Pats improbable comeback against the Atlanta Falcons in Superbowl LI, catching 14 passes and scoring 20 points in the win including breaking multiple tackles to plunge in for the game winning score. He arguably could have been the game’s MVP.

After deciding to return to New England in 2021, injuries relegated White to just three games played. He opened training camp in July on the PUP list. Given the critical part White played in New England’s Super Bowl Runs, he should find himself one day in the Patriots Hall of Fame. With White walking away before the 2022 season, the Patriot’s backfield is thinned. Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson lead the way. Stevenson, rookie Pierre Strong and RB/WR Ty Montgomery are the leading candidates to see more pass-catching snaps with Whites Retirement.

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