New England Patriots running back James White will retire after eight NFL seasons

The hero of Super Bowl LI announced his decision to retire on 11th August 2022

“New England will be in my heart forever,” he wrote on Twitter

White had agreed to a two-year, $5 million deal to return to New England in March 2022

James White missed nearly all of the 2021 season while recovering from a hip injury suffered in Week 3 against the Saints

In his retirement announcement, White offered his thanks to the team

James White caught 12 passes for 94 yards and added 38 rushing yards in 2021. In 14 games in 2020, he totaled 121 yards and two touchdowns on the ground, along with 49 receptions for 375 receiving yards

White was an integral part of New England's success over the past several years

One of the best pass-catching backs in the NFL for the bulk of his career, White retires with 381 receptions for 3,278 yards and 25 regular-season touchdowns

White’s best performance was in 2018, when he caught 87 passes for 751 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns, and also rushed for 425 yards and 5 touchdowns

James White retires as one of the best pass-catching running backs in the NFL, known for his versatility and reliability