What a difference a year makes for Jason McCourty: 'Man, God is good'


FOXBORO -- Jason McCourty's twin brother Devin has been to four Super Bowls in the last five years.

This will be Jason's first and the cornerback couldn't be more excited.

It is quite the contrast from last season when he was on the winless Browns.

"Man, God is good,” Jason said. “That has to be the main thing. I can’t say, ‘Hey, from last year to this year, look at all the work I’ve put in. Now it’s gotten me to the Super Bowl.’ It’s not that at all. I think it helps you appreciate it even more — going through a winless season and then bouncing back.”

“I remember talking to Dev -- we’ve lost five games this year, and it just so happens it’s the most games he’s lost in a season," he added. "And for me, I’m like, ‘We’ve won 11 games. That’s the most games I’ve won in my career.’ So just those extremes and coming in and just to embrace it and be a part of it. Even in the first game of the season — we won and I played five [snaps]. And then there’s games where I’ve played the entire game. And that feeling of winning, it doesn’t matter how much you participate or how much you do. To be a part of it, to be a part of the process, I think has been the best part of the journey.”

Jason was drafted by the Titans in the sixth round of the 2009 draft. He played eight seasons in Tennessee before one in Cleveland and then was traded to the Patriots last offseason.

He's played in all 16 games and has 70 tackles and an interception this year.

“I’m very grateful to have this opportunity and be able to still be playing football this late in January heading into February, and for me, you realize how special this is and how hard it is to get there,” Jason said. “And to be there with this group of men has been an unbelievable season."

Jason has gone from having the worst possible season to potentially the best with a win in Super Bowl LIII.