In just his second season in the NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Najee Harris has already emerged as one of the most talented rushers in the entire league, and he showed off some of his skill with an absolutely insane play against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday afternoon.
During a carry on Sunday, Harris took the ball and bounced it out to the left where he met Falcons safety Richie Grant in the flats. Grant tried to make a tackle, but Najee Harris had other plans. When Grant got near, Harris took his right arm and violently threw Grant to the turf.
The stiff arm was so ferocious that Grant even bounced off the turf.
Nasty stiff arm by Najee Harris 😳
— NFL (@NFL) December 4, 2022
Even though Najee Harris only got a few more yards after the brutal stiff arm, it was still an absolutely incredible play from Harris on Sunday afternoon, and the NFL world had plenty to say about it on social media as a result.
Najee Harris BURIED him with this stiff-arm ⚰️pic.twitter.com/975CjyZpQo
— PFF (@PFF) December 4, 2022
OH MY GOD pic.twitter.com/xeuyfAsa1V
— Bussin' With The Boys 🐺 (@BussinWTB) December 4, 2022
— Kicks Deals (@KicksDeals) December 4, 2022
Najee Harris had no interest in that tackle. pic.twitter.com/V90pg2B3k9
— Michael Casagrande (@ByCasagrande) December 4, 2022
Whew. This stuff arm was VIOLENT pic.twitter.com/haeJOQLKBw
— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) December 4, 2022
One of the most disrespectful stiff-arms I’ve ever seen pic.twitter.com/6zZHsfBxRs
— Ross Bolen (@WRBolen) December 4, 2022
Harris finished the game with 17 carries for 86 yards in addition to this absolutely insane stiff arm. Behind his rushing performance, the Steelers topped the Falcons by a score of 19-16.
It was without a doubt one of the most violent stiff arms the NFL has seen this season.