Devin McCourty agrees to new deal with Patriots

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Signs pointed toward safety Devin McCourty remaining with the Patriots this offseason and the deal is reportedly done.

According to multiple reports, McCourty will be back in New England on a one-year, $9 million deal. It will be McCourty’s 13th season with the team that took him with the 27th overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.

McCourty, who was No. 95 on our list of the top 100 free agents this offseason, played every game last season for the sixth straight year and he finished the regular season with 60 tackles and three interceptions. His 31 career interceptions are third in Patriots history.

The Patriots are also expected to bring back special teams ace Matthew Slater and backup quarterback Brian Hoyer, although there’s no word on those deals being done at this point.

32 responses to “Devin McCourty agrees to new deal with Patriots

  1. 9 million seems a lot for a soon to be 35 year old player who looks like he lost a step…

  2. An aging safety, who showed signs of losing a step last season? Josh Allen says “Thank you!” Great signing!

  3. “An aging safety, who showed signs of losing a step last season? Josh Allen says “Thank you!””

    Dmac was not the reason Allen had success passing against NE in the second two matchups, that reason was NE’s lack of quality depth at CB to match up with Buf’s diverse receiving threats in the second regular season game, where UDFA Myles Bryant couldn’t keep up with Isaiah Mckenzie, and then the entire team laid a goose egg in the playoffs. NE needs Mccourty to be their deep CF S which he continues to play at an exceptional level.

    Mccourty uncharacteristically got torched twice during the regular season in other games because he has lost a step, but I expect him to continue to adjust to the fact that he’s not the fastest player in the NFL anymore. Safety is specifically the position CBs are moved to when they lose a step, so it shouldn’t affect Dmac too much as long as he takes safer angles than the 2 he took last year where he blew tackles for long TDs. That’s still better than most safeties in the NFL (except maybe Buf’s all star tandem)

  4. 9 million seems a lot for a soon to be 35 year old player who looks like he lost a step…

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    Believe it or not, the deal gave us salary cap flexibility. NESN reported It’s probably 9 million thats incentivized. Either way, he’s a great leader that helps Kyle Duggar.

  5. This is what happens when you’re in cap hell. You have to resign a safety that’s older than dirt that keeps getting torched. Josh Allen applauds this move.

  6. billsarethefuture says:
    March 13, 2022 at 6:38 pm
    An aging safety, who showed signs of losing a step last season? Josh Allen says “Thank you!” Great signing!

    1626Rate This

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    You’ll be rebuilding very soon with no drafts.

    13 seconds

    I mean, honestly. 13 seconds

    lol!

  7. alanw5147 says:
    March 13, 2022 at 6:32 pm
    9 million seems a lot for a soon to be 35 year old player who looks like he lost a step…

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    9 million isn’t what it used to be

  8. TB6: Ahhh, cap hell now means the Bills won’t have draft picks too. Got it. Or do you mean the NFL is doing away with drafts all together? Very intriguing.

  9. “Embodiment of quality, consistent play.”
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    Well, that – and he’s old.

  10. “I mean, honestly. 13 seconds”
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    Compared to 60 full minutes of bad Patriots defense.

  11. Not worth 9 nickels…. He’s a lowlight reel of missed tackles, bad angles and lousy coverage…plus he’s slow as a sloth.. other than that great signing!

  12. Mac Jones.

    I mean honestly Mac Jones. Lollllll Patriots have no QB, no receivers, no defense and are a irrelevant joke. Delicious.

  13. Seems to be a very uncharacteristic type of Belichick move.
    Keeping a player on the wrong side of 30 with declining skills while paying him more than BB usually likes to pay guys like that.

  14. As a Pats fan I’m mixed on this. He’s a veteran leader, but showed signs of slowing down a bit last season. We’ll see how it goes.

  15. @Patrick,

    Mac Jones as a rookie threw for almost 4K yards to those no name receivers. He will have an all pro season very soon.

  16. Tom Brady is gone. There is no pats dynasty. Baby arm Jones is the second coming of Andy Dalton. Glad you’re happy with his stats, he will never be or compete with franchise QBs. Hope the Pats double down on their losing hand and you enjoy the decade of postseason irrelevance.

  17. It’s up to 9mil with incentives big difference in actual salary. He’s still a very good player and a leader I’m glad he’s back on the fold.

  18. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    March 13, 2022 at 8:13 pm
    @Patrick,

    Mac Jones as a rookie threw for almost 4K yards to those no name receivers. He will have an all pro season very soon.
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    True. Nobody has ever heard of Hunter Henry or Nelson Agholor! Nelson and Hunter were studs before they had Mac as a “quarterback.” Agholor had a pathetic 473 yards and 3 touchdowns for BB — who blew $11 million for that kind of pathetic production. He had double the production and 8 TDs the previous season with Derek Carr throwing to him. Looks to me like the problem isn’t “no name receivers” but no stats quarterback Mac.

  19. patsfan4lifedynasty says:
    March 13, 2022 at 8:13 pm
    @Patrick,

    Mac Jones as a rookie threw for almost 4K yards to those no name receivers. He will have an all pro season very soon.
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    He’s better have an all pro — because he’s never going to be one himself!

  20. @nytro

    Jacobi Meyers, Kendrick Bourne production went up with Mac Jones. Hunter Henry’s production stayed the same with Mac Jones. Agholor will be featured more as the Patriots playbook opens up for Mac Jones. He is their deep threat. The sky is the limit for the Patriots once the QB and WRs get on the same page and understand the playbook.

  21. Bills fans back to talking trash!
    Now, does everyone understand the value of a good therapist?

    I would have thought the mention of ’13 seconds’ to Bills fans would have had the same effect as saying ‘Clouseau’ to Chief Inspector Dreyfus in The Pink Panther.

  22. This is what happens when you’re in cap hell. You have to resign a safety that’s older than dirt that keeps getting torched. Josh Allen applauds this move.

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    For all the Bills fans talk you’d think they would have won something already. Allen should be more concerned about the Bills fielding the exact same team that couldn’t get the job done the last two years because they don’t have any cap money

  23. Basically a down payment for when he enters the Pats coaching staff. You don’t pay a veteran like this for production, but to coach up the youngsters.

  24. Welcome back Devin. It’s been a pleasure watching you play and I look forward to another another year.
    For those Buffalo fans who are dancing in the streets because of Josh Allen. He’s a great player but history has shown us that running QBs need to worry about injuries. Josh takes too many hits, he’s running into tackles rather than sliding. Using harm is the way to go not by engaging contact with defense players.

  25. He’s a coach on the field. It’s about the same money if you low-ball him and hire a coach.

  26. As had been mentioned in this comment section, McCourty’s value to the team includes his brains. He is the captain of the defensive backfield and calls the coverage assignments. Young DBs sometimes need some on field mentoring.

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