Patriots extend Patrick Chung

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The Patriots have once again extended the contract of veteran defensive back Patrick Chung.

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots and Chung have agreed to a two-year extension through 2023.

The deal includes a $3 million signing bonus, and Chung can make up to $12.8 million over the four remaining years on his contract.

There’s a good chance that the 32-year-old Chung won’t actually play out the full term of that contract, or that it will be renegotiated. In fact, this is the third consecutive offseason that the Patriots and Chung have agreed to a new deal.

Patriots coach Bill Belichick is a big fan of Chung and has called him one of the best players in the NFL. With Tom Brady gone the Patriots are slated to be a very different team this year, but Belichick wants to keep one of his best veteran leaders in the fold.

23 responses to “Patriots extend Patrick Chung

  1. Systematically born system idiots believe Pats will be fine as long as they have Belichick.

  2. Saves about 2.5 million a year from the current cap hit, hes currently a $6m hit

  3. They were in need of some cap space for this season. So someone was going to get a re-work. A little surprised it was him, especially with how last year ended up. Seemed like he was on the way out, versus getting a 2 year extension. Thought it might be Gilmore that gets some work done to his deal.

  4. Chung is solid when healthy,Belichick is bringing back 5 vets in secondary, with Offense a question mark, looks like he will try and keep games in check,i think he will need to find out what the young draft picks can do, because I am not sure this is more than a 1 year deal.

  5. Not a bad move at all. The defense they fielded last season was probably that team’s biggest bright spot, and with the offense in complete flux now (no Pats homers are going to convince me everything is good with that unit) they’ll need to keep as much of their strength as possible to stay on top of that division.

  6. I’m not sure how much sense this makes considering they used their first pick on Dugger this year. Maybe they’re looking at it and it helps spread the money out over subsequent years while relieving some of the constraints they’re under currently.

  7. ariani1985 says:
    May 20, 2020 at 11:38 am
    Welcome to cap hell!

    Just for this year. Next year they’ll have about 94 million in cap space.

  8. for those that think one year behind the eight bal is cap hell, i present you this which can be found with a simple goole search:
    New England is projected to have around $100 million in cap space in 2021, per, which would give the Patriots a great opportunity to reset their roster for the post-Brady era.

  9. “New England is projected to have around $100 million in cap space in 2021, per, which would give the Patriots a great opportunity to reset their roster for the post-Brady era.”

    Very true, but they’ll also have to re-sign a lot of players next year. Fans have been talking about next year’s cap space like they can just add water & have a whole new SB roster that can contend for another decade.

    The Pats future right now really depends on Stidham. BB is pushing 70 – he’s probably trying to set up for one more run, but without a QB, he’s not a good enough GM to pull it off.

  10. William Lee says:
    May 20, 2020 at 10:46 am
    Systematically born system idiots believe Pats will be fine as long as they have Belichick
    I hate the patriots just as much as anyone else and think Belichick cheats the rules, but it’s about culture. Winning culture doesn’t fade overnight. They will win the AFC East again.

  11. but it’s about culture.

    There would be no “culture” to talk about without a QB who has the skills to turn cheap short slot receivers into play makers.

    In 2001 season, without such a QB, Pats wouldn’t even make playoff.

    Once not a SB contender, no receivers will play for a “cheap, no-fun-at-all, no appreciation” coach.
    In next 5 SB runs, without such a QB, Pats wouldn’t win a single one.

  12. agreed future bills, but the cap hell comment is irksome simply because it is not true, I do not expect the pats to be right back in contention or dominant as before, but they should be competitive- btw, i have always said if the pats didn’t exist i would be a bills fan, love their blue collar ethic and hard core fan base. I have been a fan since 1969, so going back to some lean years is not going to kill me, and I am actually happy to be rid of all the loony bandwagoneers

  13. I don’t know why those idiots downgrade the facts I mentioned :

    All of Belichick’s “greatness” is built on that he didn’t have to pay a lot for an offense that played better than Peyton’s offense in playoff, better than Brees’ offense in playoff, better than Rodgers’ offense in playoff.

    While you people talk about hollow concepts like “system” or “culture”, why don’t you idiots describe how the “system” from another galaxy would be like without a QB who had the skills to use cheap short slot receivers in playoff?

    Troy Brown, David Patten, Deion Branch, David Givens, Reche Caldwell, Wes Welker, Shane Vereen, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelmen, Dion Lewis, Chris Hogan, James White, etc.

  14. Bill OBVIOUSLY feels he has true value to what the Pats are trying to do on the defensive side of the ball OR he’s not really liking how this COVID19 epidemic is effecting his ability to bring the newer guys up to speed so he feels better having a veteran of the system to have as well as the benefits of allowing him to help the new guys adjust & give them DEPTH in case the virus hits the team & multiple DB’s aren’t allowed to play for a couple weeks while they recover/ pass testing to be eligible to play again

  15. Right. Extending a guy who couldn’t stop Fitzpatrick’s final game winning TD pass to a second year TE no one except Dolphins fans has ever heard of…you blew it, Chung!

  16. In Bill we trust. There is nothing wrong with Patriots receivers. Wes Welker did fine in Denver, Edelman is going into the HOF, Brandin Cooks looked the same outside the Patriots as he did with the Patriots, Dorsett will put up numbers with Russell Wilson.

  17. Good signing. Chung gets a signing bonus and Pats more cap room. He’ll be cut within the next 1-2 seasons.

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