James Harrison is determined to go out as a champion, no matter how long that might take.
The Pittsburgh Steelers' linebacker spoke candidly with Steelers.com on Tuesday about chasing football's ultimate goal. He stated he feels almost a decade younger than he is and did not rule out continuing his NFL career past his 14th season.
“(I'll) play it by ear,” Harrison said about his future beyond the 2016 season.
Harrison adds that his goal will be to start more games after starting only one game during the 2015 season.
“Everybody wants to start; who doesn’t?” Harrison said. "I’m going to do whatever it takes, whatever they want me to do. I’m just here to help. I just work here, baby.”
Harrison remained productive in 2015 and ended the season on a positive note, registering a sack in each of the Steelers' playoff games. He stayed humble about being able to compete at 38-years old.
“I did alright (last season)," Harrison said. “Could have been better, could have been worse. I made it through the season without getting hurt."
He said that the only reason why he's coming back is to win one more Super Bowl so that he join his former teammate, Jerome Bettis, by walking away from the game as a champion.
“We did alright,” Harrison said. “We can do far better. That’s why we’re going through the process right now, to get better.
“(I want to) win a Super Bowl, hopefully. That would be better.”
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