Yesterday, the New England Patriots tagged their kicker Stephen Gostkowski rather than Devin McCourty their starting safety.
McCourty does not want to leave the Patriots, but he knows if he wants to land more money, the best deal may be coming from somewhere else.
“It would definitely be bittersweet,” McCourty said, via Josina Anderson of ESPN. “You stay somewhere for five years and really make a name for yourself in that place. I’ve gotten a lot of help. I know a lot of people in the area, built great relationships, so it will definitely be bittersweet. But my mom always reminds me that comes with the territory. That’s part of being in the NFL, that change is always coming.”
If the Patriots lose McCourty it will sting, but if they can keep Revis and Browner they will be fine.