The McCourty twins will both be back with the Patriots for the 2020 season.
On Sunday evening, Devin McCourty announced that he was re-signing with the Patriots. The veteran safety made the announcement on his YouTube channel while sitting next to his brother, Jason McCourty, who had his 2020 option picked up by the team last week.
“I will be staying here in New England to play alongside this guy,” Devin McCourty said. “Sign me up.”
According to the NFL Network, McCourty signed a two-year deal worth $23 million with $17 million in guaranteed money.
It’s been a good start to free agency for the Patriots, who have retained captains McCourty and Matthew Slater, who also signed a two-year deal with the Patriots over the weekend. With McCourty, the Pats retain one of the best safeties in the NFL and one of the best leaders. He’s been a captain since 2011 (his second season in the NFL).
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McCourty is also coming off one of his strongest seasons. Last year, he finished fourth in the NFL with five interceptions to go with seven passes defended, two forced fumbles and 58 tackles. He was one of the many reasons why the Patriots had one of the best defenses in the league last season. The team finished ranked second in passing yards allowed (180.4 per game). The unit also held opposing quarterbacks to a 56.5% completion percentage. That was a league best.
Sources from: USA Today