Najee Harris was dubbed a “human highlight reel” during his time at Alabama thanks to his jaw-dropping hurdles and ferocious stiff arms. While there’s no doubt NFL fans want to see those type of plays this fall, they clearly don’t want Harris hurdling defenders in the preseason.
During last night’s game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers, Harris tried to hurdle Marcus Epps near the right sideline. It was an unsuccessful attempt to say the least.
Although he was unharmed on the play, Harris had Steelers fans worried over a potential injury. After all, hurdles can be pretty dangerous depending on whether or not the player sticks the landing.
Harris didn’t address his hurdle after the game, but plenty of fans on Twitter had something to say about it.
Najee Harris probably shouldn’t be trying to hurdle dudes in the preseason, but it’s fun that he tries! pic.twitter.com/0uoYATCeP3
— Seven Rounds in Heaven (@7RoundsInHeaven) August 13, 2021
One of the main issues with this hurdle attempt from Harris is the fact that it took place during the preseason.
Steelers reporter Mike J. Asti expressed his concern for Harris on social media, tweeting “I get Najee Harris wants to show off, but he’ll absolutely regret it if he gets hurt going all out in a preseason game.”
I get Najee Harris wants to show off, but he’ll absolutely regret it if he gets hurt going all out in a preseason game.
— Mike J. Asti (@MikeAsti11) August 13, 2021
We’d imagine Mike Tomlin told Harris to avoid hurdling defenders during any remaining preseason games.
The Steelers will be back in action next Saturday against the Detroit Lions. We’ll find out then if Harris has any dangerous, yet exciting tricks up his sleeve.