The New England Patriots running back James White has announced his retirement from the NFL. White suffered a subluxation hip injury in Week 3 of last season and still ended up on the PUP list to start training camp this year. He was a huge part of the Patriots comeback win in the Super Bowl against the Falcons, catching 14 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and rushing six times for 29 yards and two more touchdowns. He should have won Super Bowl MVP that year.
New England will be in my heart forever. Thank you for unwavering support over the years. I am forever grateful.— James White (@SweetFeet_White) August 11, 2022
This chapter has been one that I will cherish. I look forward to what is next. pic.twitter.com/8qd0FbA0tW
White re-signed with the Patriots despite his hip injury, so the team did expect his return. In the wake of his retirement, we likely will see more receiving work for Rhamondre Stevenson, who apparently has looked good as a receiver in training camp. This also could elevate Ty Montgomery to see more work, as he has been getting positive reviews out of camp.
White will go down as one of the Patriots greats, especially considering his part in the huge “28-3” comeback win against the Falcons.