In the days leading up to Super Bowl LIII, Patriots safety Devin McCourty didn't rule out the possibility of retirement following New England's eventual 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
"I heard you say you may retire if you win [the Super Bowl]," the reported asked.
"I don't know for sure, man," McCourty responded. "But I do look at it, you know, if we can win this game, winning with my brother (Jason), I don't know what else I can do that'll top that, so, I'm just trying to make sure I enjoy this season, and enjoy these last couple days with these guys."
Turns out, Pats fans have nothing to worry about.
On Thursday, McCourty went on the Sports Spectrum Podcast, confirming he will indeed be back for his 10th NFL season, all with New England.
“I think once you get a chance to step away for a couple weeks now, you’re like, ‘Yeah, man, I still do want to be around these other young guys that come in,'” McCourty said.
McCourty, 31, recorded a career-high 23 assisted tackles for the Patriots in 2018, playing in all 16 regular season games for the sixth time in nine years.