Patriots’ Matthew Judon Shares Honest Take On Jerod Mayo Replacing Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick is no longer coaching the New England Patriots and Jerod Mayo stepped as his replacement. Most Patriots fans have great respect for the legacy Bill Belichick left behind, but they also like the idea of seeing Mayo coach the team in 2024. Matthew Judon likes the new concept Mayo created and offered great words for the new Patriots head coach.

Judon talked to the media about Mayo’s new role and the new-look team. Mayo made a bunch of chances and cut ties with several players. He also brought in new names and is expected to make a splash in the 2024 NFL Draft.

“You know, I think our defense had a lot of good moments throughout the season,” Judon told WEEI. “And I think Mayo is going to be an amazing head coach for us, help us out, and try to right the ship.”

Belichick built a monster defense back in the days. His defense was wild, but it couldn’t help the team win.  The Patriots had a few disappointing seasons prior his exit.

Judon excited about playing under Mayo in 2024

New England will enter the new season with the same key players in the defensive puzzle. DeMarcus Covington is the team’s defensive coordinator and the Patriots will also have Josh Uche and Anfernee Jennings on the defensive end of the game.

“It’s new. Everything’s new,” Judon said. “But I’m glad we’ve got a lot of old faces coming. Uche and Ant (Anfernee Jennings), they came out for the opening [of the restaurant], and those guys are like my brothers so I’m very happy that they’re coming back.”

Judon didn’t provide much details on his contract situation with the Patriots. He is in the final four-year deal and sure hopes to stay around for a while.

“I think with the contract stuff, if it happens it happens…” he said. “If we can get a new contract worked out to where I try to end my career in Boston, that’d be great.”