It didn’t take very long for David Harris to know he wanted to be a Patriot.
The former Jets linebacker said on Sunday that it took just one visit to seal the two-year deal to join the division rival and Super Bowl champions.
“They reached out to me and I pretty much accepted on the spot that I wanted to play there,” Harris said from his football camp in Grand Rapids, Mich. “Great organization. They’re the gold standard of the NFL. Why wouldn’t you want to be a part of that?”
Harris, a 10-year veteran, also said it was “kind of disappointing” to be cut by the Jets, which spent the offseason releasing veterans to help free up cap space and essentially build a team designed to tank for a better draft pick.
Still, the release of Harris was unexpected to some teammates, with Sheldon Richardson telling the News in June, “it shocked the s–t out of me.”
Now the Jets will have to deal with a motivated Harris on the other end as he tries to capture his first Super Bowl ring.