Jason McCourty: “Would be awesome” to remain with Patriots

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Patriots safety Devin McCourty ended any doubt about his plans for the 2019 season when he committed to playing a 10th NFL season.

McCourty remains under contract in New England, but his twin brother Jason is set to become a free agent after joining the Patriots for the 2019 season. Jason McCourty also plans to keep playing and he hopes that things work out for another year in the same secondary as his brother.

“First and foremost, if I could be back in New England and all of that works out, that would be awesome,” Jason said, via Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston. “That way it wouldn’t be the third consecutive year I had to move my family. That would be an advantage. But at the same time you realize how much of this is a business and how much of this isn’t dictated by [the feeling], ‘Hey, I just want to play here with my brother and the guys I built a relationship with.’ There’s so much more that goes into it.”

McCourty has never been a free agent at the start of a league year as he was released by the Titans in April 2017 and signed a two-year deal with the Browns a short time later. The Browns traded him to the Patriots last March and we’ll find out whether this March will bring another change in address soon enough.

22 responses to “Jason McCourty: “Would be awesome” to remain with Patriots

  1. What a great addition he was a year ago. Their secondary was possibly the best of any team in the New England Belichick era.

    It would be nice to see him return, but he’ll probably get a higher offer elsewhere.

  2. He came on stronger as the season went on and he learned the scheme. I hope he returns to the Patriots.

  3. The fact Devin isn’t retiring is highly suggestive Jason isn’t going anywhere either. They want to play together, want to stay in NE, and NE wants them BOTH to stay, hence why Devin says he’s not retiring. Book it.

  4. Classic NE move. Traded a sixth round pick for him and a seventh and found a role for him. BB builds that roster somehow every year.

  5. If you believe in PFF stats, McCourty was one of the best CBs in the NFL last yr. However, the Pats have a lot of good young CBs in the pipeline. Money may be best spent elsewhere. Devin may have to take a paycut too. That’s where all the retirement nonsense came from. The agent.

  6. lobstasandmobstas says:
    February 24, 2019 at 4:35 pm
    Patriots secondary was the best in the league this year and the best I can remember since the Ty Law, Lawyer Milloy days.
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    And people were critical when they made Belichick’s son the safety’s coach. How you like me now!

  7. Stop giving away your money just to be with one team. Think of your family and generational wealth first. Blacks don’t have generational wealth. Kraft has enough already. Be smart!

  8. He may be looking for the 1 million he got
    last year, and if he can get more, which he should be able to, he’s likely gone.

    BB put time and very little money into both he and JC Jackson, and boy were they an upgrade over the poorly playing Butler last season.

    Butler is now Tenn’s problem.

  9. skawh says:
    February 24, 2019 at 6:03 pm
    Stop giving away your money just to be with one team. Think of your family and generational wealth first. Blacks don’t have generational wealth. Kraft has enough already. Be smart!

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    Mwhat dies the amount of money an owner has have to do with anything? Does it allow a team to spend beyond the salary cap?

  10. Take a reasonable contract and keep your politics to yourself and out of the workplace and you’ve got a spot. Don’t and you will be thanked and then let go.

  11. skawh says:
    February 24, 2019 at 6:03 pm
    Stop giving away your money just to be with one team. Think of your family and generational wealth first. Blacks don’t have generational wealth. Kraft has enough already. Be smart!

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    1) this is about the salary cap not Kraft’s wealth. Kraft’s total expendenture on paroll for the team is for the most part already preordained by league rules and the CBA, the only question is how it gets distributed.

    2) the McCourty’s dont have generational wealth true, but they do have wealth. Neither guy has been working for peanuts. Nor will they.

    3) his main care is how this works out for his family, brother, mother, wife and kids so he is more focused on that than he is about making some racial point.

  12. Jason’s been living in Devin’s shadow forever. 1st rounder vs 7th rounder. Zillion playoff games vs zero. Devin also has made probably 5X the amount of money.

    So, great story. Twins unite, Jason not only gets a roster spot, he plays an important role and takes ‘doing your job’ to the next level at one seriously crucial moment. All the stars aligned and Jason got his due, professionally. Good for him. He and his brother seem like very good people and again, makes for a great family moment forever etched in time.

    But…back to the BUSINESS.

    The story book ending happened. I’m going highest bidder. Someone will give him a signing bonus higher than a NE salary. He could get 3.8 for 2 years with a 2M signing bonus. No way he is getting that in NE. No way Devin is getting the 9M as per his ‘contract’. Maybe Jason doesn’t even get more than 10% elsewhere. Then it’s easy. But Devin is taking a pay cut. I’d give his brother 3 and him 6 and basically you get them for the cap hit of 9. I would think they would both take it and walk off into the sunset 11 months from now.

    BB has cut future HOF players. What have you done for me lately isn’t even relevant. It’s what are you going to do for me tomorrow. There’s a method to his madness and it might make for a lonely world but his job his to win games, not friends. But these two guys have another year in them. I think so, anyway…

  13. exinsidetrader says:
    February 24, 2019 at 6:56 pm
    Take a reasonable contract and keep your politics to yourself and out of the workplace and you’ve got a spot. Don’t and you will be thanked and then let go.

    2 0 Rate This

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    I am as diehard as they come, but Brady, BB and Kraft stupidly have shown support for the moron in chief.

    Consistency is important when trying to make a point.

  14. John johnson says:
    February 24, 2019 at 7:13 pm
    skawh says:
    February 24, 2019 at 6:03 pm
    Stop giving away your money just to be with one team. Think of your family and generational wealth first. Blacks don’t have generational wealth. Kraft has enough already. Be smart!

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    3) his main care is how this works out for his family, brother, mother, wife and kids so he is more focused on that than he is about making some racial point.
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    Mentioning white privilege would be a racial point. Suggesting any player, especially one from an underprivileged background, be smart about his potential earnings isn’t racist, it’s simply smart business.

  15. Jason has made 45 mill over his career and Devin 51 mill. He still wants to play, but BB knows this business as good as anyone and he will not overpay for feelings. Not 1 dollar.

  16. If he stays, Pats fanboys say ” brilliant move – Belichick plays chess”. If he moves,they say w/ bravado ” the guy is now a bum -great move by Bill”

  17. THe Pats have gotten rid of plenty of fantastic players and nobody calls them ‘bums’ even if some of them didn’t do as well for their new team as they did for the Pats. Lawyer Milloy, Chandler Jones, Brandon Cooks, Shane Vereen, Logan Ryan, Asante Samuel, Aqib Talib, etc etc etc. Pretty ignorant statement, or maybe just trolling?

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