New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty will consider retiring from the NFL should his team win Sunday’s Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams.
McCourty, 31, has spent his entire nine-year NFL career in New England, winning two rings and racking up 714 tackles, 80 passes and 21 intercepts alongside his twin brother Jason.
“I don’t know for sure, man, but I do look at retirement,” McCourty said. “If we can win this game, win it with my brother, I don’t know what else I could do that’ll top that. So I’m just trying to make sure I enjoy this season and enjoy these last couple days with these guys.”
While the safety back has racked up enough numbers to make it to three All-Pro teams and two Pro Bowl games, his’ brother hasn’t been that lucky. Most of Jason’s time in the NFL was spent with the Titans where he logged 505 tackles, 73 defense passes, 13 interceptions and six fumbles.
Jason spent eight seasons in Tennessee before a stint with Cleveland landed him a trade with the Patriots. Luckily, New England has been good to him, appearing in 16 games and tallying 70 tackles and 10 defense passes. On Sunday, the twins will play together for the ultimate prize, and there, Devin will make a clear decision about his future in the NFL.