Report: Patriots finalize deal for Matthew Judon

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A report earlier this afternoon indicated the Patriots were making a big push for edge rusher Matthew Judon. Indeed, they did.

Tom Pelissero NFL Media reports the Patriots have finalized the deal with Judon, giving him a four-year, $56 million contact. It includes $32 million over the first two years.

The Patriots also reached deals with tight end Jonnu Smith and defensive tackle Davon Godchaux on Monday. The team entered free agency with the second-most salary-cap space in the league, per overthecap.com.

Judon has led the Ravens in sacks and quarterback pressures since 2017.

Judon, who played out the 2020 season for the Ravens on the franchise tag, made 50 tackles, six sacks and 21 quarterback hits last season in earning his second consecutive Pro Bowl honor.

He has 236 tackles, 34.5 sacks, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in his five seasons with Baltimore.

24 responses to “Report: Patriots finalize deal for Matthew Judon

  1. This guy and his personality will never see the end of that contract in that environment.

  2. Wow. I can’t recall ever seeing the patriots go about free agency in this way.

  3. Great signing. Can’t wait to see what the QB move is going to be.. you know that BB has something up his sleeve for that.

  4. Good add to a defense that needs that kind of run stopper. something we were missing last season.

  5. I like that the Pats are spending. But not for this player. Don’t like it at all.

  6. You know they’re going after another quarterback signing Newton was an insurance policy in case they can’t land the guy they’re targeting.

  7. Bill off to another losing season even with an MVP QB at his disposal. As a head coach, he has a losing record pre and post Brady. That’s all you need to know.

  8. Its the new Bill!! SPENDING early in free agency. The rest of the league will be signing the 34 year olds. And with 9 draft picks, one at 15. Lots of First Round options. Give Cam some more receivers and I like it. I liked his 500 yards rushing last year. (Brady had EIGHT!)

  9. Patriots fans, if Stidham was the guy how come he doesn’t have the job????

  10. Looks like the Patriots are trying to buy a championship. Did the Bills beating them twice cause BB to go all Jerry Jones 2.0?

  11. Good guy. Good player. Sorry he is leaving, but he deserves his money. I wish him well.

  12. I love reading the comments on here. You Pats fans think you got a Benz. You got a Yugo with a flat tire.

    I don’t know what defined Judon more…his endless stupid personal foul penalties and the antics after them, his bragging about how good his is (he’s not), or his going after reporters who write stuff he doesn’t like. This guy is a total waste of air, and he has a ton of growing up to do. As a Ravens season ticket holder, only two words come to mind when I think of Judon….. Good riddance!

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