Jason McCourty will remain in New England after the Patriots officially picked up the team option in the cornerback’s contract, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. The 33-year-old will carry a cap charge of $5.5 million this season.
The Patriots have officially picked up the 2020 option for CB Jason McCourty, per source. McCourty had another rock solid year in 2019, starting 10 of 12 games. He will carry a cap charge of $5.5M for this season.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 12, 2020
McCourty, who was traded to the Patriots from Cleveland before the 2018 season, is recovering from offseason surgery after being ruled inactive for five of the last seven games of 2019. He had one interception and six passes defended prior to his groin injury.
He appeared to be excited about the news in a tweet Thursday morning.
Morning mood…(Jmac) pic.twitter.com/MJKYHJ55sg
— Devin&Jason McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) March 12, 2020
McCourty’s twin brother, safety Devin, is one of 19 Patriots free agents that will hit the market next week.