The Facts: White is retiring after eight seasons in the NFL. White announced his retirement in a Twitter post on Thursday. White thanked his family, Patriots owner Robert Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick, his teammates and others for the role they played in helping him achieve his goals in the NFL.
Diehards Line: The running back played his entire career with New England and helped lead the Patriots to three Super Bowl titles. His 14 catches in Super Bowl LI propelled New England to a historic comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons. Rookie Pierre Strong Jr. is a candidate to move up in the pecking order behind Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenons with White's departure.