Free agent cornerback Jason McCourty is beginning to find his potential fit on the open market, and it may lead him to a former New England connection.
According to Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post, McCourty, who has spent the last three seasons with the Patriots, has drawn interest from Joe Judge’s New York Giants, and the interest is described as “mutual.”
Dunleavy’s nugget came in response to a McCourty Twins appearance on “Good Morning Football” where the 12-year veteran was asked about his future.
“I just want to be somewhere I’m wanted and [have] an opportunity to compete and help the guys around me,” McCourty said. “As an older player now, I really look forward and love being able to mentor the younger guys and be able to kind of help them grow, as well as going out there competing and trying to win games.
“Wherever that may be, I’m going to be excited.”
It’s also worth mentioning that McCourty did not rule out a potential return to the Patriots.
In action for all 16 games last year, McCourty made 11 starts and finished with 41 tackles and three passes defensed, and has totaled 152 tackles, two interceptions, and 19 passes defensed in his 44 games with the Patriots. McCourty also came through with an incredible break-up of a potential Brandin Cooks touchdown in the Patriots’ Super Bowl LIII win in 2019.