Former New England Patriots CB Jason McCourty announces retirement with special video message
Former New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty announced his retirement from the NFL Friday, calling it a career after 13 seasons. He played three years with the Patriots from 2018-2020 — teaming up with his twin brother Devin in New England's secondary.
McCourty, 34, began his career with the Titans as a sixth-round pick in 2009, working his way up to a full-time starting role in 2011. He then spent one year with the Browns in 2017 before joining the Patriots in 2018, winning a Super Bowl with New England in 2018.
McCourty capped off his career with the Dolphins this past season, playing seven games and starting four.
He announced his retirement with a video narrated by his kids.
With the Patriots, McCourty played 44 games, made 33 starts, picked off two passes and made the play that may have saved the Super Bowl for New England. He broke up a deep pass intended for Brandin Cooks, who looked to be wide-open in the end zone.
The Patriots were leading 3-0 at the time and it was late in the third quarter, but McCourty's deflection prevented the Rams from going up 7-3. New England, of course, went on to win the game, 13-3.
McCourty's time with the Patriots was rather brief, but it certainly was impactful.