Patriots' Devin McCourty Gives Candid Response To Tom Brady's Departure - uSports.org

Log In

  • Home  /
  • News   / Daily Digest   /
  • Patriots’ Devin McCourty Gives Candid Response To Tom Brady’s Departure
Patriots’ Devin McCourty Gives Candid Response To Tom Brady’s Departure Full view

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 05: Dont'a Hightower #54 of the New England Patriots celebrates with Devin McCourty #32 after forcing a fumble from Matt Ryan #2 of the Atlanta Falcons during the fourth quarter of Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium on February 5, 2017 in Houston, Texas.

Patriots’ Devin McCourty Gives Candid Response To Tom Brady’s Departure

As the New England Patriots go head-on into a new era without their long-time quarterback Tom Brady, Patriots defensive back, Devin McCourty has spoken out on Brady’s departure.

In a Players’ Tribune piece published on Tuesday, the longtime Patriot opened up about Brady’s departure and noted that he found out on social media like everyone else. McCourty did, however, have a gut feeling that this would ultimately be Brady’s fate once free agency was drawing closer.

“I kind of knew when we got closer to free agency and he didn’t have a deal done that he wasn’t coming back,” he wrote. “It’s still a little surreal because … it’s TOM, you know? He’s been here 20 years. He’s won six rings. He’s the greatest to ever do it. So it definitely won’t be the same now that he’s gone. But honestly, I’m happy for him. He’s earned the right to finish his career wherever he wants and chase whatever he feels like he needs to chase. I’m just glad he’s doing it in the NFC.”

McCourty’s decade-long tenure with the Patriots almost came to an end as well this offseason. In the same piece, the veteran safety revealed that he thought he would need to leave New England to find a new challenge in his NFL career. Instead, he was able to resign with New England for two more years at a total of $23 million. As for that new challenge, McCourty stated that he wants to help lead “this Patriots team into a new era and helping ensure that this next wave of players can continue our legacy and build on what we’ve already achieved as a franchise.”

One of the first orders of business for New England in their rebuild is finding Brady’s successor. When it comes to options currently on the roster, second-year quarterback Jarrett Stidham is an intriguing option who has already received high praise from McCourty.

Chat With uSports On Facebook! Get the latest news and interviews delivered directly to your Messenger!

Featured articles on uInterview.com

Written by Dante Fields

Latest News

Chiefs Resign Travis Kelce, Bills Re-Up Dion Dawkins In Preparation For Super Bowl Runs

Chiefs Resign Travis Kelce, Bills Re-Up Dion Dawkins In Preparation For Super Bowl Runs

On Thursday, two AFC contenders the Kansas City Chiefs and the Buffalo Bills announced contract extensions for one of their…

Spurs Out Of The NBA Playoffs For First Time In 23 Seasons

Spurs Out Of The NBA Playoffs For First Time In 23 Seasons

In a run of consistency in excellence that can only be compared to the greatest sports dynasties like the Brady’s…

Big 12 Plans To Move Forward With Fall Football

Big 12 Plans To Move Forward With Fall Football

On Wednesday, the Big-12 announced its intention to go forward with football in the fall after a board of governors…

Joe Kelly Cirticizes Astros Handling Of Cheating Scandal: ‘Everyone Knows They’re Cheaters’

Joe Kelly Cirticizes Astros Handling Of Cheating Scandal: ‘Everyone Knows They’re Cheaters’

Dodgers relief pitcher Joe Kelly earned himself an eight-game suspension last week for causing the benches to clear during a Dodgers-Astros…

Giannis Antetokounmpo Suspended For Last Seeding Game For Headbutting Moritz Wagner

Giannis Antetokounmpo Suspended For Last Seeding Game For Headbutting Moritz Wagner

During Tuesday’s game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Washington Wizards Bucks’ star Giannis Antetokounmpo clearly incensed by something hauled off and…

FC Dallas & Nashville SC MLS Players Booed For Kneeling During Anthem In Texas

FC Dallas & Nashville SC MLS Players Booed For Kneeling During Anthem In Texas

During Wednesday’s game between FC Dallas and Nashville SC in Frisco, Texas, players were booed by fans in attendance when…

Deion Sanders Announces Move To Barstool

Deion Sanders Announces Move To Barstool

After leaving the NFL Network earlier this year, NFL legend Deion Sanders announced on Barstool Sports’ flagship podcast Pardon My Take on Wednesday…

Suspensions Levied Against Ramón Laureano & Astros After Brawl

Suspensions Levied Against Ramón Laureano & Astros After Brawl

Following a brawl during Sunday’s game between the Oakland Athletics and Houston Astros, the MLB brought down the hammer on…

Blue Jays Win First Home Game Of MLB Restart – In Buffalo

Blue Jays Win First Home Game Of MLB Restart – In Buffalo

After three weeks of play in the MLB’s return, the Blue Jays were finally able to play a home game…

College Footbal Players Unite In An Attempt To Get A CFB Season

College Footbal Players Unite In An Attempt To Get A CFB Season

In a coalition led by Clemson star quarterback Trevor Lawrence, a group of players took to Twitter to call for a…

Bengals $42 Million Cornerback Trae Waynes Out 2 Months With Pectoral Injury

Bengals $42 Million Cornerback Trae Waynes Out 2 Months With Pectoral Injury

During practice on Monday, Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes who was signed by the Bengals this offseason on a three year $42…

MLB Considering A Bubble For 16-Team Playoffs

MLB Considering A Bubble For 16-Team Playoffs

In what seems like the only way to have professional sports in a post-COVID world, the MLB is considering using…