Patriots S Devin McCourty wants to continue playing
New England Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty is one of the team’s free agents who could decide to leave after the team’s disappointing exit in the wild card round against the Tennessee Titans. Given his age (32), however, it would have been high time for him to consider retiring from the sport.
However, the veteran defensive back has made it clear that he wants to continue playing football. If everything goes well, he might even play next season with the Patriots.
“I definitely see me playing football next year,” McCourty said after the 20-13 loss to the Titans, via Sean T. McGuire of the Patriots Wire. “I’ve had a lot of fun this year with this group of guys. Each year, we get young guys in here, get to stay in the locker room, mold (these) guys, tell them stories of my past 10 years and how much fun I’ve had.”
McCarthy’s statement rang true in his stats as he enjoyed a great season with the Patriots. He finished 2019 with 58 tackles, one fumble recovery, two forced fumbles, seven pass deflections, and five interceptions that went for a total of 49 yards.
“So, I can’t see it happening, me not playing football next year. So, I think over time, I’ll take some time away from football and I think the rest will kind of work itself out. We’ll see how that goes, but I definitely plan to be playing.”
It should be in the Patriots’ best interests to bring McCourty back to the fold and keep their impenetrable defense solid.