While Americans around the nation are getting ready to watch Super Bowl 50, New York Jets nose tackle Damon Harrison has other plans in mind.
The big defensive lineman, who eats opposing players for breakfast, is ditching the big game for some gaming:
COD and 2K all day today…still not going to watch a super bowl until I play in one. Told myself that Junior year in college…
— Damon Harrison Sr. (@snacks) February 7, 2016
“COD and 2K” refer to the popular games “Call of Duty” and “NBA 2K,” for those not familiar with the abbreviations.
Some might find Harrison’s reasoning to be a bit flawed, because it’s never a guarantee any player will reach the Super Bowl. However, others could conclude his commitment is a noble pursuit.
Harrison is set to become a free agent if the Jets don’t re-sign him before the start of the new league year. He’ll likely earn a pretty penny, too. While guys like Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson have been lauded for their work as ends in New York’s 3-4 scheme, Harrison has become one of the NFL’s premier nose tackles.
Adept at stuffing the run, he’ll be hotly pursued by other NFL teams featuring a 3-4 alignment this March, if the Jets don’t keep him. It’s going to he tricky, because Wilkerson is going to be a priority and he’s set to sign a huge deal himself.
This puts Harrison in a prime spot to potentially set himself up to land on a team with Super Bowl aspirations. For now, at least for this upcoming Super Bowl Sunday, he’ll have to content himself with a big screen and his games.