Last month, Chris Adamski of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review famous how Pittsburgh Steelers working again and 2021 rookie Najee Harris admitted he would “not be on the field for certain plays” in the course of the upcoming season after he completed his debut professional marketing campaign second amongst all gamers with 307 carries, per ESPN stats. The 24-year-old additionally contributed 1,200 dashing yards and 7 touchdowns on the bottom to associate with 74 catches for 467 yards and three extra scores.
Unlike final summer season when future Hall of Famer Ben Roethlisberger was serving as Pittsburgh’s beginning quarterback, free-agent signing Mitchell Trubisky is on monitor to be the membership’s QB1 for Week 1 in September. With Trubisky very a lot nonetheless an unproven commodity on the sport’s most essential place, Harris made it clear throughout a latest look on the “Rich Eisen Show” that he’s prepared to simply accept as many carries this fall as doable to assist the Steelers earn wins.
“I can get 500, g——–,” Harris remarked, per Noah Strackbein of FanNation’s All Steelers. “I didn’t have an issue with it. It was the media who had an issue with it. I told them every game, I was like, ‘Man, look, if this is the way of winning, I can carry the load.’ I trained to carry loads. It’s not something that I haven’t done before. I did it in college, high school, you know what I mean, NFL.”
It’s that sort of mentality that has some naming Harris and never All-Pro edge-rusher and reigning Defensive Player of the Year T.J. Watt as Pittsburgh’s potential most useful participant for the 2022 season.