James White was never one of the best running backs in the NFL, but he held an important role for the Patriots for eight seasons. Today, he announced via Social Media that he is retiring from the NFL.
This isn’t a total surprise, as White missed most of the 2021 season with a pretty serious hip injury, but it is still sad to see one of the most likable players in the NFL hang up his cleats.
White, who is a three-time Super Bowl champion, served an important role on those championship teams.
In the historical comeback against the Falcons in the Super Bowl back in 2016, White had 14 catches for 110 yards and three touchdowns, including the game winning touchdown in overtime.
During Tom Bradys time in New England, White was as reliable as they come as a third down pass-catching running back. White was also reliable that in eight years he never lost a fumble!
White will be one of those players who will never have the statistics to be talked about as one of the best, but those who watched during his eight years knew his importance to the Patriots dynasty.