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One shot for David Harris to earn first championship

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DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 12: Linebacker David Harris #45 of the New England Patriots breaks up a pass intended for tight end Jeff Heuerman #82 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 12, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 12: Linebacker David Harris #45 of the New England Patriots breaks up a pass intended for tight end Jeff Heuerman #82 of the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on November 12, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Former New York Jets linebacker David Harris has one shot at a championship in Super Bowl LII. Talk about a bittersweet situation.

Before being cut by the New York Jets in an effort to add more money to their salary cap, linebacker David Harris was everything you could ask for in a player. He was a leader among men, gave it his all on every single play, and above all else, would do whatever it took to win a football game. Now, he has a shot at winning a championship but unfortunately, with the Evil Empire.

Harris was cut by the Jets last offseason and was quickly picked up by the New England Patriots. The Jets former 2nd Round pick in the 2007 NFL Draft enjoyed 10 years with the franchise, including being a part of both AFC Championship Game teams.

When he was cut, fans were outraged since he was a household name and it literally came out of nowhere. Unfortunately, the NFL is a business as general manager Mike Maccagnan wanted to give more reps to the younger players at his position.

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Despite not being used much by the Patriots during the regular season, head coach Bill Belichick wisely used Harris as a situational linebacker. In 2017, he totaled just 16 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble but was strategically used to make an impact when needed.

Yeah, Harris isn’t the same player he once used to be and for all the time he spent with the Jets, it’s a bittersweet moment. Knowing that he could potentially earn the first-ever Super Bowl championship in his prolific career is like a punch to the gut. It’s a shame it couldn’t be wearing a Jets uniform but at the end of the day, it is what it is.

Most Jets fans hate the mere thought of rooting for their AFC East rivals because a former player they once cheered for and loved is now wearing their uniform. Some would rather remember the good moments he had when he was a part of the team but many will look at him as an enemy as he does his best to give the Patriots their sixth championship under Belichick’s reign.

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Overall, it hurts seeing Harris wearing a Patriots uniform but behind the player is a man that undoubtedly deserves this shot at glory. His career will mostly be remembered for all the accolades he accomplished with the Jets but if he does win it all with the Patriots, will at least finally get to feel what winning a championship is all about.

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