Devin McCourty will re-sign with New England Patriots keeping McCourty twins on team for 2020

The McCourty twins will both be back with the Patriots for the 2020 season.

On Sunday evening, Devin McCourty announced that he was re-signing with the Patriots. The veteran safety made the announcement on his YouTube channel while sitting next to his brother, Jason McCourty, who had his 2020 option picked up by the team last week.

“I will be staying here in New England to play alongside this guy,” Devin McCourty said. “Sign me up.”

According to the NFL Network, McCourty signed a two-year deal worth $23 million with $17 million in guaranteed money.

It’s been a good start to free agency for the Patriots, who have retained captains McCourty and Matthew Slater, who also signed a two-year deal with the Patriots over the weekend. With McCourty, the Pats retain one of the best safeties in the NFL and one of the best leaders. He’s been a captain since 2011 (his second season in the NFL).

Devin McCourty has spent all 10 of his NFL seasons with the Patriots.

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McCourty is also coming off one of his strongest seasons. Last year, he finished fourth in the NFL with five interceptions to go with seven passes defended, two forced fumbles and 58 tackles. He was one of the many reasons why the Patriots had one of the best defenses in the league last season. The team finished ranked second in passing yards allowed (180.4 per game). The unit also held opposing quarterbacks to a 56.5% completion percentage. That was a league best.

McCourty is a three-time Super Bowl champion, three-time All-Pro and two-time Pro Bowler. He was snubbed for Pro Bowl and All-Pro accolades last year.

NFL free agency officially starts on Wednesday, but the Patriots are off to a solid start by bringing back McCourty in a deal that could allow him to finish his career in New England.

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