Report: Patriots working on deal to keep Devin McCourty for rest of his career
The New England Patriots’ plan to bring some of their veterans back next season involves more than just Tom Brady. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, New England is working on a deal to keep Devin McCourty for the rest of his career:
There is momentum to get it done for the former first-round draft choice and Pro Bowler. https://t.co/s4CbKv1YrG
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 15, 2020
With the NFL making the new collective bargaining agreement official, roster movement is picking up. For the Patriots, they are trying to negotiate a contract with McCourty before free agency gets underway.
Back in 2010, New England selected McCourty in the first round of the draft out of Rutgers. Since joining the team, he has been the epitome of what it means to be a member of the Patriots.
Over the course of his 10 seasons in the NFL, McCourty has made the Pro Bowl twice. Above all, he has contributed to three Super Bowl wins for the Patriots in the last 10 years.
This past season alone, McCourty recorded 58 tackles, seven deflections, five interceptions, and two forced fumbles. Despite turning 33 years old later this year, McCourty can still be a key contributor for the defense moving forward.
Earlier this week, the Patriots picked up the option for Jason McCourty, Devin’s twin brother. Just a few days later, it seems as if New England is making it a priority to keep the brothers together, at least for next season.
Of course, fans in Foxborough are anxiously waiting to see if the Patriots are able to keep Brady with the team for the rest of his career. At the least, New England is trending toward a long-term deal with Devin McCourty in the near future.