Sports Editor, Jul 15 (EFE) – Jason McCourty, deep defensive back for the Miami Dolphins and Super Bowl LIII champion with the New England Patriots, announced Friday his retirement from the NFL after thirteen seasons.
“These past thirteen seasons have been quite a journey. As I reflect and look back on my career, I have far exceeded each and every expectation I set for myself in 2009. That makes me proud,” the player said in his farewell message.
McCourty, along with his brother Devin, were pivotal in the New England Patriots’ defensive secondary to beat the Rams 13-3 in the NFL title game in February 2019.
The McCourty brothers were the first twins to play in the same Super Bowl and the first pair to win one.
Jason finished that game with five tackles and two passes defended.
Jason McCourty’s NFL career began with the Tennessee Titans, who selected him in the sixth round of the 2009 Draft.
His start was up and down, only starting nine games in his first two seasons with the Titans, but from 2011 onward he became a regular in the lineup for the next six seasons.
In 2017 he moved on to the Cleveland Browns and the following season he fulfilled the dream of playing alongside his brother when he signed with the New England Patriots, led by head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.
Jason McCourty, former Titans and Patriots DB, retires from the NFL
With the Pats, he has been named captain thanks to his determination on the field.
McCourty played 173 games in his career in which he had 18 interceptions, 744 tackles, 108 passes defended, forced 9 fumbles, and recovered 5.