New England Patriots' legend Devin McCourty is wasting no time diving into the media landscape after his NFL playing career concluded after the 2022 season. Devin seems to be following in Jason's footsteps with the media gigs.
It was announced on Tuesday that the twin would be joining NBC Sports as an analyst with Football Night in America, a major, major gig for any player.
Here's what part of the press release had to say about the move:
"STAMFORD, Conn. – May 23, 2023 – Three-time Super Bowl champion Devin McCourty is joining Football Night in America as an analyst, NBC Sports announced today. Football Night is the most-watched studio show in sports, preceding primetime television’s No. 1 show Sunday Night Football each week during the NFL season on NBC and Peacock.- NBC Sports
McCourty spent his entire career as a member of the New England Patriots, playing 13 seasons as a defensive back and helping the team win Super Bowls XLIX, LI and LIII. McCourty earned All-Pro honors three times and was a two-time Pro Bowler. He owns the NFL record for most career playoff games started by a defensive player (24). New England selected McCourty with the 27th overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of Rutgers University."
Brother Jason was one of the two new hosts to join Good Morning Football, and he's been killing it over there. Now, Devin gets his chance to shine in the media spotlight, joining one of the most popular NFL shows in the entire country.
I do find this quite interesting that former players are so quick to dive into something else after the end of their playing career. Perhaps them being a professional athlete for years and have a clear cut routine has turned them into people who always need to be doing something.
Obviously, being an in-studio analyst will be nothing like a professional football player, but it's still a major move. McCourty enjoyed a very long and rewarding career with the Patriots, winning three Super Bowls and amassing 35 career interceptions along with 110 passes defended.
He does have a case for the Hall of Fame. His consistent play and durability will prove to be a strong case for a bust in Canton. For now, though, Devin McCourty will be able to talk football on a national stage with NBC Sports. Congratulations to Devin McCourty!