Patriots’ longtime safety Devin McCourty officially retires from NFL
New England Patriots longtime safety Devin McCourty is officially hanging up the helmet and calling it a career in the NFL. The three-time Super Bowl champion and three-time All-Pro defensive back announced his retirement in a social media post on Friday.
There was always a lingering question regarding McCourty’s future with the team. Back in February, he announced he’d be going on vacation with family before ultimately coming to a decision on his NFL future at some point in March.
With free agency less than a week away, the legendary safety has finally made his decision.
“It has been a great ride. I got the opportunity to talk to Mr. Kraft, to talk to Bill (Belichick), a lot of the guys on the defensive staff. Unbelievable ride,” McCourty posted.
BREAKING NEWS!!! It’s not about the destination, it’s about the JOURNEY!! https://t.co/rv8hMaSi9P
— Devin McCourty (@devinmccourty) March 10, 2023
#Patriots S Devin McCourty just announced his retirement from the NFL via Instagram.
"It has been a great ride. I got the opportunity to talk to Mr. Kraft, to talk to Bill (Belichick), a lot of the guys on the defensive staff. Unbelievable ride."https://t.co/FuoFnjlzhL pic.twitter.com/GUCHwzvy0A
— Andrew Callahan (@_AndrewCallahan) March 10, 2023
McCourty finished his NFL career with 205 starts, 35 interceptions, 110 pass deflections, 971 tackles and two touchdowns. It has been a stellar career that will surely end with him being immortalized in the Patriots Hall of Fame someday.
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