Matthew Judon Wouldn’t Mind Seeing Former Patriot Back With Team

Judon was back on the recruiting trail


January 27

When it becomes the offseason, New England Patriots star pass rusher Matthew Judon puts his recruiter hat on.

Judon is well-known to try to entice free agents over social media to join him in New England. Judon made recruiting pitches to Julio Jones, Chandler Jones and Allen Robinson last offseason and most recently made one to Los Angeles Rams star Aaron Donald.

Friday didn’t bring another full-blown social media recruitment from Judon, but he did make it known he wouldn’t mind seeing former Patriots linebacker Kyle Van Noy return to New England.

The two had a Twitter exchange that originally started with Judon wishing he could attend a public appearance in California of Van Noy, who was trying to promote it with a video.

Van Noy replied to Judon and asked the Patriots sack leader from the past two seasons to help him find his next NFL home.

“It?s the thought that counts! Thanks Juuu!” Van Noy tweeted. “I know you are back to being a GM I’m a free agent again? 3 years in a row find me a home!!”

Judon’s response suggested another reunion between Van Noy and the Patriots.

“Bring em back,” Judon tweeted.

Van Noy, who won two Super Bowl titles with the Patriots, has had two separate stints with New England with his last one overlapping Judon’s first campaign with the franchise in 2021.

The 31-year-old Van Noy played this past season with the Los Angeles Chargers and compiled 46 tackles — his lowest total since his second year in the league — and five sacks.

While the Patriots might be looking to go in a different direction with their linebacker corps, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Van Noy ends up back in New England.

The Patriots have displayed they will welcome back players after they have spent time elsewhere. Just look at Jamie Collins, who has suited up for the Patriots at four different points in his career.

And with Van Noy’s familiarity with the defensive system along with Judon’s endorsement, it wouldn’t come as a complete surprise to see Van Noy play for the Patriots again.

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