Patriots safety Devin McCourty announced he would return to New England on Sunday.
McCourty and the Patriots agreed to a two-year deal. The Boston Globe’s Ben Volin took it a step further, however, and broke down McCourty’s contract Tuesday.
The agreement “is actually a five-year deal with three void years tacked at the end,” Volin reported. McCourty will make between $13 to $14 million in 2020 and make between $8 to $9 million during the 2021 season.
The safety also will hold cap hits of $5.4 million in 2020, $11.15 million in 2021 and a dead cap hit of $6.45 in 2022.
Devin McCourty's two-year, $23m deal is actually a five-year deal with three void years tacked on at the end. He'll make between $13-14m this year and $8-9m next year.
Cap numbers of $5.4m, $11.15m, and a dead cap hit of $6.45m in 2022
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) March 17, 2020
It will certainly help the Patriots defense to have McCourty, along with his brother Jason, who had his option picked up by the team, back in the fold.