NFL Twitter reacts to Patriots’ RB James White Retirement

NFL Twitter reacts to Patriots’ RB James White Retirement
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After eight seasons in the NFL, New England Patriots running back James White announced his retirement from pro football on Thursday.

A mainstay in the backfield during his time with the Patriots, White emerged as a fan-favorite in New England. The Super Bowl LI hero retires with 381 receptions for 3,278 yards and 25 regular-season touchdowns. White also had 319 rushing attempts for 1,278 yards and 11 TDs.

In his announcement, White took time to thank his wife, kids, teammates, parents, New England owner Robert Kraft and head Coach Bill Belichick.

Following his retirement, NFL fans quickly took to Twitter to share their favorite James White moments.

James White Career Earnings

White retires from the NFL after earning $18.9 million across eight seasons with the Patriots.

He may not be a Hall of Famer, but Patriot fans will always remember him for his performance in Super Bowl LI, versus the Atlanta Falcons.

In arguably the greatest Super Bowl ever, White was instrumental in New England’s 28-3 comeback versus the Falcons.

He finished with 14 catches for 110 yards, six carries for 29 yards, a two point conversion and three touchdowns, including the game-winner score in overtime.

The performance helped the Patriots secure their fifth Super Bowl and etched White’s name in NFL history.

NFL Twitter Reacts to James White Retirement

NFL fans took to Twitter to share their favorite moments from the Super Bowl LI hero’s career. While many of White’s best moments came in Super Bowl LI, some fans had a hilarious response to Falcons’ fans seeing the replays over and over again.

Check out the best reactions from NFL Twitter below.

New England Patriots Say Goodbye to James White

News broke on Thursday about White’s retirement on Thursday. Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick quickly made a statement about the three-time Super Bowl champion.

“James defines the term consummate professional,” Belichick said. “His dependability, consistency, unselfishness and performance under pressure are elite. Combining great intelligence, quickness and elusiveness, James was a perfect fit for our pass offense. While soft spoken, he brought exceptional leadership and competitive toughness to the team. He was a multi-year team captain and one of the most respected, best team players I have ever coached.”

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