Patriots Veteran Hoping to Eventually Retire With New England

A key member of the defense would love to end his career in New England.
Mar 25, 2024; Orlando, FL, USA;  New England Patriots head coach Jarod Mayo talks to media during
Mar 25, 2024; Orlando, FL, USA; New England Patriots head coach Jarod Mayo talks to media during / Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots have undergone plenty of change over the past few months with Jerod Mayo and Eliot Wolf now in charge.

Despite all this movement, linebacker Matthew Judon recently told WEEI’s Mike Kadlick that he would love to retire with the Patriots.

"If we can get a new contract worked out to where I try to end my career in Boston, that’d be great."

Matthew Judon

Patriots News: Matthew Judon Expressed His Desire to Retire with New England

Judon is heading into the final year of his four-year, $54 million deal that he signed in 2021. The 31-year-old went down with a torn biceps in Week 4 that cost him the rest of the 2023 season.

Since then, he's been rehabbing relentlessly to return to the field and he wants to do that with the Pats for the long haul.

Over the past three years in New England, Judon racked up 133 total tackles, 32 sacks, and two forced fumbles.

The four-time Pro Bowler is highly productive when he's on the field and Mayo would love keep Judon around.

“There’s no question that we want a guy like Judon,” Mayo told reporters at the NFL annual meeting. "Judon was in Baltimore, he happened to be just a great guy and a great fit, a culture add for us. And we want to keep Judon, we want to keep him, but that’s more of a question for Eliot [Wolf]. But those conversations have started. We know that he’s still a premier rusher in this league but as we continue to go forward, we want him to be a piece of the puzzle.”

These are rave reviews coming from the new lead man in Foxborough. It looks like both Judon and Mayo want the pass-rusher to be in New England for the next couple of years.

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