Jason McCourty joined the New England Patriots again, and he is getting a big pay bump on the way back to Foxboro. During his season with the Patriots, he made $1.6 million in base salary and $3.3 million in total amount of money, as reported by Spotrac. After becoming free agent in the offseason, McCourty decided to return to New England. It seems like the Patriots gave him enough reasons to make such decision.
The Patriots offered Jason McCourty a two-year deal that would give him $10 million, with $5.5 million guaranteed, as reported by ESPN’s Mike Reiss. In other words, the Patriots respect McCourty enough to give him a raise.
“First and foremost, if I could be back in New England and all of that works out, that would be awesome,” Jason said Curran in February. “That way it wouldn’t be the third consecutive year I had to move my family. That would be an advantage.”
The Super Bowl win also helped him make the final decision.
“It’s a beautiful thing man, God is good,” the cornerback said after the big win. “0-16 last year, Super Bowl champion this year. I couldn’t have thought this up man. Dev texted Bill [Belichick] and told him that two McCourtys are better than one. I guess he believed that and I know tonight he believes it.
“This group of guys, the journey that we’ve gone through this season, from 1-2 to start the season, to losing in Miami on the last play of the game, to going to Pittsburgh and losing again on the road, to having to go on the road and go to Kansas City and having everyone say how bad of a team we were on the road, to go out there to Kansas City, win that game, to this offense and defense holding them to three points.
“The staff has told us the past few weeks, this is the moment we are built for. I remember when I first came to this team in April, there was a whole media spectacle that it wouldn’t be any fun here. It’s my third organization and my 10th season, I haven’t had more fun than this season.”
March was a month of decision, and McCourty brought the best decision ever.
“For me, (the approach will be) letting it play out. When March rolls around we’ll see where everything’s at and then at the end of the day we’ll see where the opportunities are and then make a decision.”