New England Patriots

Jan 31, 2019; Atlanta, GA: New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty addresses the media at a press conference for Super Bowl LIII at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

Jan 31, 2019; Atlanta, GA: New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty addresses the media at a press conference for Super Bowl LIII at Hyatt Regency Atlanta. (Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports)

By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com

Jason McCourty is staying with the Patriots for at least one more season, if not two. The veteran cornerback gets a pay bump in 2019 after a great season as a key piece of the Patriots’ Super Bowl-winning secondary, sticking around with twin brother Devin on a two-year deal.

ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported the full details of Jason McCourty’s new pact with the Pats on Friday. It’s two years and a maximum value of $11 million, with $5.5 million guaranteed in the form of a $3.5 million signing bonus and $2 million base salary. The first year also includes a $50,000 workout bonus and $450,000 in per-game roster bonuses ($28,125 per game).

The Patriots will have an option to keep McCourty for a second season that’s due at the end of 2019, which would trigger a $500,000 bonus. He can then earn another $4.5 million in the form of a $2.65 million salary, $1 million in incentives, $800,000 in per-game roster bonuses, and a $50,000 workout bonus.

Much like Adrian Clayborn’s original two-year deal, this is essentially a one-year deal with the chance for a second if the Patriots feel McCourty is worth a cap hit of $5.75 million. Or, like they did with Clayborn, they can cut him next offseason and create $4 million in cap space or approach him about a restructure.

Jason proved to be a great fit both on and off the field in 2018. His return maintains perfect continuity at cornerback for the Patriots.

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