The Pittsburgh Steelers season just ended in humiliating fashion after Tom Brady and the New England Patriots dismantled the team in the AFC Championship game. After the game, it is hard not to think there are some players who might not be back next season.
The biggest name on that list is undoubtedly James Harrison. Set to become a 39 year-old free agent, Harrison declared he “isn’t done” playing football yet.
This is quite the different tune being sung by Harrison compared to his reaction after the 2015 season ended in the AFC Divisional round. Harrison was very unclear about his future last year, and said he would have to take some time to think about his future. Although a lot can change, Harrison at least seems like he wants to continue to play football.
The Steelers could use his experience for another season, even at his age. The team will likely target a pass rusher in the NFL Draft, and having Harrison in the mix again would only help a defense, not hurt it.
There is still a lot of emotion flowing after the Steelers’ season-ending loss, but as of now it seems Harrison will return, if the Steelers will have him...