Take a look at David Harris’ stats:
|2012||New York Jets||16||16||123||79||44||3.0||–||3||–||–||0.0||–||–||1|
|2011||New York Jets||16||16||86||65||21||5.0||0||8||4||55||13.8||35T||1||0|
|2010||New York Jets||16||16||99||69||30||3.0||–||3||–||–||0.0||–||–||1|
|2009||New York Jets||16||16||127||82||45||5.5||–||3||2||24||12.0||14||0||2|
|2008||New York Jets||11||11||75||52||23||1.0||–||1||–||–||0.0||–||–||0|
|2007||New York Jets||16||9||127||90||37||5.0||–||3||–||–||0.0||–||–||2|
David Harris essentially took over for Jonathan Vilma when he arrived. Vilma, according to Mangini, didn’t fit into his scheme, and Harris did, so the move was made. And it paid off.
Look at those tackle stats through the years. Averaging just a little over 106 tackles is the picture of consistency. Those six years have given us a wide variety of results, from missing the playoffs all the way to title games. Through it all, David Harris has been the guy the Jets can always count on to be there and perform well.
Take a look at his durability over the years as well. He has missed 5 games in 6 years. You can’t get a heck of a lot better than that. What’s more, there have been 12 games in his career that he hasn’t started. That is the definition of a mainstay.
Harris has not been short of big plays either, with 6 forced fumbles, and 6 interceptions in his career.
And here is one interception that we will all remember David for:
Who can forget that one from two years ago? I know that my blood pressure got going again just watching that on tape. What a moment that was, watching the big guy take a floater away from Mr. Brady and run past him.
A definite choice for our top 10.