- Najee Harris is off to a tremendous start to his rookie season.
- And yet, one NFL personality is going so far to ask if he is any good and is getting ROASTED.
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I have no idea who Chad Forbes is, but he is a self-proclaimed “NFL aficionado” who is a “frequent contributor on national & local radio” with 18.8k followers on Twitter. He is also a moron.
Earlier this afternoon, Forbes questioned whether Najee Harris is good at football.
Is Najee Harris even good? Feels like we’re mistaking volume for production. Yes, he wins an extra yard when needed. He’s a big back. But he’s not anywhere close to peak Le’Veon Bell.
— Chad Forbes (@NFLDraftBites) November 10, 2021
Yes, he is talking about Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris. The one who was just named October’s rookie of the month and currently leads all rookie running backs in rushing.
Before I begin to eviscerate this Forbes fella, let me make one thing clear— very few running backs are as good or ever will be as good as peak Le’Veon Bell. But to compare a rookie to one of the greatest running back seasons in history is truly ridiculous.
However, just for fun, let’s compare the stat lines of each running back through their first eight games:
- 541 rushing yards
- 3.6 yards per carry
- 830 yards from scrimmage
- 4.4 yards per touch
- 455 rushing yards
- 3.2 yards per carry
- 711 yards from scrimmage
- 4.2 yards per touch
Hmmmmmmm. Well, what if we expanded this pace out to the full season? Well, Mike Frazer did that work for us, because Forbes was too unintelligible to do so himself:
Chad, do your friggin' research.
Le'Veon Bell as a rookie behind a questionable OL:
244 carries, 860 yds, 8 TD, 3.5 avg; 45 rec, 399 yds, 0 TD
Najee Harris as a rookie behind a questionable OL (extrapolated to 16 gms):
300 carries, 1081 yds, 8 TD, 3.6 avg; 80 rec, 578 yds, 4 TD https://t.co/nUVRnSf2nU
— Mike Frazer (@MPFrazer) November 10, 2021
As this terrible take makes waves across the internet, one Twitter user seemed to have found the source for this absurdity. Nobody is engaging with Forbes — probably because of takes like this — so perhaps he needed some help with the numbers and went full send?
— matt (@yinzzzerr) November 10, 2021
If that is the case, Forbes is a smart guy— because it worked. As of 5:00pm EST on Nov. 10, he had 158 Replies, 125 Quote Tweets and only 50 Likes.
If that not the case, Forbes is simply not a smart guy. I’m leaning toward the latter.