One of the greatest players in New England Patriots history is calling it a career.
McCourty was drafted 27th overall by the Patriots in 2010. The Rutgers product turned out to be one of Bill Belichick’s greatest draft choices, earning two Pro Bowl nods and helping the team to three Super Bowl championships (in 2014, 2016 and 2018).
The Patriots made the Super Bowl five times during McCourty’s 13-year career, and they went as far as the AFC Championship Game every season from 2011 to 2018.
A three-time Second-Team All-Pro safety, McCourty retires with 35 career interceptions, 110 pass defenses and 11 forced fumbles. His twin brother, Jason, played in the NFL from 2009 to 2021 and won a Super Bowl ring with Devin and the Patriots in 2018.
Tom Brady’s departure from New England in 2020 marked the end of an era in Foxborough. Other Patriots cornerstone players like Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman have since retired, and ex-linebacker Dont’a Hightower is presumably done as well after going unsigned for the 2022 season.
The good news for Patriots fans? The secondary remains in terrific hands even without McCourty. Safety Kyle Dugger is rounding into one of the game’s best at the position, and Jack Jones showed glimpses of stardom in a stellar rookie year.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.