Najee Harris
Pittsburgh Steelers Declined Najee Harris' Fifth-Year Option
1 month ago

The Pittsburgh Steelers have decided not to pick up Najee Harris’ fifth-year option. Allowing the former Alabama running back to become a free agent in 2025.

For some, it may come as a shock to see Najee Harris as someone who may not be part of the future in Pittsburgh. He has rushed for 1,000 yards in each of his first three years while carrying the ball over at least 250 times a season. With the emergence of Jaylen Warren in 2024 and his explosiveness (5.26 yds per carry), Najee’s lack thereof (4.06 yds per carry) gives reason for the Steelers to look at other options going forward. I do expect Najee Harris to have suitors in 2025 and could still resign with the Steelers as well depending on 2024 play.


The outlook for Najee Harris in the fantasy world has now become a bit clouded, especially in a dynasty aspect. Where Jaylen Warren’s value has risen going forward. Najee should still have low RB2 value in redraft and Warren as a great handcuff in 2024. Could the new quarterback play for the Steelers help or hinder Najee in 2024, that will yet to be seen.