Devin McCourty Announces He Will Return To Patriots With Two-year Contract

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Devin McCourty, New England Patriots safety, announced he will remain with the team and will not enter free agency.

The deal is for two years and $ 23 million, a source told ESPN.

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McCourty made the announcement on his “Double Coverage” podcast alongside his twin Jason, whom the Patriots exercised in their contract option to have him back on the team in 2020.

Staying in New England with his brother was a priority for Devin, who turns 33 on August 13.

“Breaking news!” Devin said on the podcast. “I will stay here in New England. Write me down. ”

McCourty was part of three Super Bowl champion teams with the Patriots.

The 2010 first-round college team quickly rose to the top with the Patriots, being voted captain by his teammates in just his second season, a role he has had for nine consecutive years.

Praised by coach Bil Belichick for his intelligence and strong high school presence, McCourty has missed just five games in 10 seasons, reflecting on his durability and consistency while also playing various roles in defense and special teams.

McCourty, who has played in four Pro Bowls, has 26 interceptions, 772 tackles, 86 defended passes, 12 forced fumbles and three sacks in the regular season.

In the Playoffs he has two interceptions with 111 tackles and 10 passes defended.