One of the McCourty twins has retired from the NFL, as former New England Patriot Jason McCourty has decided to hang it up after 13 seasons.
The NFL has gotten one McCourty less, as former New England Patriot Jason McCourty has retired from the NFL. The retirement came on July 15th.
Jason McCourty was originally drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
He played eight years in Tennessee, then one in Cleveland, before playing the 2018-2020 seasons in New England alongside his twin brother, Devin, who recently re-signed with the team.
Jason played in 44 games for New England, winning a Super Bowl in 2018.
Many might remember perhaps one of the biggest plays of his career, when he broke up a would-be touchdown pass in the endzone during Super Bowl 53.
Brandin Cooks was seemingly all alone in the endzone, and the touchdown would have given the Los Angeles Rams the lead.
However, Jason McCourty broke up the pass at the last second, saving the touchdown and cementing a brief but very important mini-legacy in New England.
According to spotrac.com, Jason McCourty earned nearly $56 million during his 13 seasons in the NFL an average of $4.3 million per year.
Over his 13 years, he accumulated 18 interceptions, 108 passes defensed, five forced fumbles, 744 total tackles, 18 tackles for loss, and one defensive touchdown.
The twins also set a unique record in 2018, becoming the first set of twins in NFL history to appear in and play in a Super Bowl, and the first set to win one as well.
His twin, Devin, has plated his entire career with the New England Patriots. He re-signed with the team this offseason and hasn’t missed a start since 2015.
Devin McCourty has enjoyed a better and more accomplished career, but 13 seasons in the NFL is an insane feat that most NFL players can only dream of accomplishing.
Enjoy retirement, Jason McCourty! Congratulations on a great career!