New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty is hoping to play with his brother one day. Should the Patriots pursue Jason McCourty?
Recently, the Tennessee Titans released cornerback Jason McCourty, who is the brother of New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty.
Like Devin, Jason is a very good NFL player in his own right. As a sixth-round pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, McCourty has become a very solid NFL cornerback with the Titans. Despite this, he was recently released by the Titans. Now, Jason will be looking for a new team to play for.
As brothers, Devin hopes that there will be some interest in his brother. As a solid cornerback, the brothers teaming up isn’t a far-fetched idea.
"“I’m excited for him. I was hoping he would be out of Tennessee a couple years ago just to experience something different. I think obviously now everyone is saying ‘he’s going to come here, he should come here.’ But you never know. I hope we’re interested in him,” McCourty told Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald.com “Like I’ve said before, we’ve loved to play together, but I think first and foremost, he has to do what’s kind of right for his family and where he could actually play and be out there playing. He’s not at the point in his career where he just wants to sit on the bench. He wants to get a chance to get out there and compete. I’m excited for him. It’s a little bit of the unknown, but he’s my brother, he should do all right. He should just tell people he’s related to me.”"
Due to the Patriots possibly trading cornerback Malcolm Butler before the NFL Draft, they might have a need at the cornerback position. Cyrus Jones had a really poor rookie season last year, and he is a big question mark coming into the 2017 season.
Even though the Patriots spent a lot of money on Stephon Gilmore this offseason, they could certainly use another cornerback like Jason McCourty. After a poor 2015 season, McCourty bounced back nicely in 2016.
It would be pretty cool to see both McCourty’s in the secondary for the Patriots. Now, we will have to see if the team has any interest.