The New England Patriots made a mistake when they let Patrick Chung go during his first stint with the team. Now it looks like New England wants to keep him for the rest of his career.
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Chung was great for the Patriots. He has been ever since he returned to New England in 2014.
2018 was another positive year for Chung. The safety racked up 84 tackles, and an interception.
A lot of the times I feel that Chung is overlooked. We have been blessed with some great safeties in New England as of late. Devin McCourty has been a great leader on and off the field, and Duron Harmon has really found his role within the team. Having 3 quality safeties is quite the advantage.
It was sad to see Chung go to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2013. He was a delight to watch on the field.
It looks like New England won’t be making the same mistake again. They are ensuring that Chung stays with the team for the near future. The Patriots signed him to a 1-year extension that will keep the safety in New England through the 2021 season.
Chung is a hard-hitting safety who is a great run stopper. He may only be 5’11” but he sure can drop the hammer on ball carriers. I’m glad that he is staying in New England.
So it appears that Chung will end his career in the right place. He will likely retire a New England Patriot and that is the way it should be. Hopefully he will be able to add another Super Bowl before that day comes.