The New England Patriots selected White in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL Draft (130th overall). White played for the Patriots in just three games. He played in his first NFL game against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 4.
He had three carries for 21 yards and three receptions for 15 yards in the 41-14 defeat. In Super Bowl XLIX, the team defeated the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 with him sitting out.
White’s dad was killed in a car accident a few hours before the Patriots Week 2 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football, leaving his mother in serious condition. His status for the match was reported as inactive.
Devin McCourty, a teammate, raced up to the camera during the game and shouted, “28, we love you bro!” after he recorded a pick-six. White contributed two rushing touchdowns in the Week 12 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, which ended 20-17.
White re-signed with the Patriots on March 25, 2021, for a one-year, $2.5 million deal. On October 1, 2021, he was placed on an injured reserve due to a hip injury he sustained in Week 3.
White and the Patriots agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract extension on March 15, 2022.
How Much Does James White Make?
James White earns $2,500,000 on average yearly. White will make $1,160,000 in base pay, $285,000 in roster bonuses, and $75,000 in workout bonuses in 2022.