Veteran Back Corner Jason McCourty He announced his retirement from the NFL on Friday, marking the end of a 13-season run for the former Sixth-round pick.
Originally drafted in 2009 by the Tennessee Titans, with whom he played eight seasons, he went from the lowest level in the NFL to the highest. He was part of the Cleveland Browns that didn’t win in 2017, but then won the Super Bowl the following season with the New England Patriots while playing alongside his twin brother, Devine.
“The past thirteen seasons have been a hell of a ride,” Jason McCurty said in an Instagram post. “As I reflect on my career and look back at my career, I have far exceeded any and all expectations I set for myself in 2009 – and that’s what I am most proud of when I look back at my career.”
McCurty delivered one of Super Bowl LIII’s biggest plays, sprinting across the end zone to split a pass into a wide open area. Branden Chefs. New England went on to beat the Los Angeles Rams 13-3.
While the tournament was especially for McCourtty, he was also playing with his twin brother for three seasons (44 games, 33 games).
One of the most memorable exchanges between the two in celebration came after the Patriots’ 37-31 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship game at Arrowhead Stadium. As they shared an emotional embrace, Devin—who had already won the Super Bowl—beamed Jason: “Welcome to the Super Bowl! Welcome to the Super Bowl!”
Jason McCourty signed with the Miami Dolphins in 2021, and played seven games before being put into injured reserve at the end of the season in October 2021.
McCurty was a five-time captain and was known for his leadership ability both on and off the field. He was named captain during his only season in Miami and won the Don Shula Leadership Award despite playing less than half a season.
McCurty and his brother were also the NFLPA Community MVP in 2018 after raising $200,000 for Tackle Sickle Cell – a cause they have passionately championed throughout their careers. For their work, they both received Walter Payton Man of the Year nominations.
In total, Jason McCurty played 173 regular season games over the course of 13 seasons, finishing with 18 interceptions, nine fumbles and four total touchdowns.
ESPN’s Mike Reese contributed to this report.