Patriots teammates, NFL world praises James White after retirement announcement

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It’s not so much about what you say to someone, it’s about how you make them feel.

For a man of few words who could make men move mountains, which is what James White basically did for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI, it’s clear how revered he is by his coaches, NFL teammates, fans and players.

White announced his retirement Thursday morning after eight years in the league, three rings and one of the greatest Super Bowl performances of all time. Along the way, he’s been a quiet leader, a family man, and one of the most dependable players in Patriots history. From each account, that reliability extends to his presence off the pitch.

Outpourings of praise came after White released his statement. Patriots president and CEO Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick both released their own statements, and a few current teammates got a chance to talk about White’s legacy at Gillette Stadium. after New England’s preseason game against the New York Giants later that night (as seen in the video above).

But in the comments, mentions and quote tweets of White’s announcement, the compliments and well wishes from current and former Patriots players, NFL opponents, media and fans seemed to have no end. . Tom Brady congratulated him on “the perfect career” on his Instagram Story, and White’s Instagram comments section was the outlet for many to express their congratulations.

Here is part of Twitter’s reaction:

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