New York Jets inside linebacker David Harris is set to become a free agent on March 10th for the first time before entering his 9th year in the NFL. The Jets certainly don't want that to happen and they'll meet with Harris' agent this week at the combine to start talking contract extension. Harris has just completed a 4 year $36 million deal and as a 31 year old, he'll be looking for one final pay-day before retirement.
When asked about Harris, Maccagnan stated:
We think David Harris is a very good football player," Maccagnan said. "We think he's had an excellent career with the Jets. I think we would very much like to keep David in the mix."
I fully expect a deal to be done before Harris hits free agency. He's been a Jet his entire career, by most accounts he's happy here and he's been the leader of this linebacking unit for many years. If we offer a fair price, I see no hurdles to coming to an agreement.
Harris has been a consistent contributor to this defense every single year since we drafted him in the 2nd round of the 2007 draft out of Michigan. Over 8 years he has amassed 885 tackles, 30.5 sacks, 6 interceptions and 9 forced fumbles. Although he has struggled in coverage, he is still one of the most assured tacklers in the league.