Patrick Chung is being rewarded for his consistency on the field.
The former Oregon Ducks safety has agreed to a two-year extension through 2023, according to Field Yates.
The Patriots and S Patrick Chung have agreed to a two-year extension through 2023, per sources. Chung gets $3M to sign and is now due up to $12.8M over the next four years. One of the most reliable players on their standout defense.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) May 20, 2020
Originally drafted by the Patriots in 2009 and spending all but one season with New England, Chung has been a late bloomer professionally. Chung has found his stride.
He has enjoyed three Super Bowls (XLIX, LI, LIII) since returning to the Patriots after a brief stint in Philadelphia and has only missed one regular-season game.
Chung has also been recognized for being able to stay on the field. During his Oregon days, Chung currently holds the record for starting more games than any other defensive player in program history (51 straight game).
He might not pop off the screen as a player with a lot of Pro Bowl selections or crazy defensive stats season after season, but that never matters at the end of the end when you help your team get to the Super Bowl practically every year.
Chung has been the backbone of this long run of excellent defense the Patriots are now accustomed to the season after season and now is being rewarded for what he has brought to the table for the Patriots.
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