Veteran cornerback Jason McCourty will remain in New England for at least one more year. ESPN’s Field Yates reported on Thursday that the Patriots will exercise an option in McCourty’s contract, meaning that 32-year-old will be part of the team’s roster for 2020.
McCourty started 2019 as Pats’ starting corner and ended up playing 12 games in which he had 40 tackles, one interception, and six pass deflections. He had to end the season early following a groin injury.
With his contract option picked up, McCourty is now set to earn up to $4.5 million in 2020. He will earn $2.65 in base salary, while the rest can come from roster bonuses and incentives.
After finding out the news, McCourty went on Twitter to show his excitement.
Jason McCourty started his NFL career with Tennessee Titans, who took him in the sixth round of 2009 NFL Draft. After eight years in Tenessee, McCourty spent one season with Cleveland Brown before being traded to the Pats.
McCourty’s career stats include 680 tackles, 18 interceptions, one defensive touchdown and 103 pass deflections.