New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty

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No one had a better Super Bowl story than Jason McCourty: 'Two McCourtys are better than one'

Ryan Hannable
February 04, 2019 - 12:22 pm
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ATLANTA -- You could not have scripted it any better.

After going 0-16 with the Browns last year, Jason McCourty joined his twin brother Devin in New England, and the two ended the year Super Bowl champions.

"It's a beautiful thing man, God is good," Jason said after the game. "0-16 last year, Super Bowl champion this year. I couldn't have thought this up man. Dev texted Bill [Belichick] and told him that two McCourtys are better than one. I guess he believed that and I know tonight he believes it.

"This group of guys, the journey that we've gone through this season, from 1-2 to start the season, to losing in Miami on the last play of the game, to going to Pittsburgh and losing again on the road, to having to go on the road and go to Kansas City and having everyone say how bad of a team we were on the road, to go out there to Kansas City, win that game, to this offense and defense holding them to three points.

"The staff has told us the past few weeks, this is the moment we are built for. I remember when I first came to this team in April, there was a whole media spectacle that it wouldn't be any fun here. It's my third organization and my 10th season, I haven't had more fun than this season."

Jason has been on the field following a Super Bowl win before, but not as a champion.

"I remember being on the field when a trophy got brought through before, and my mom said, 'Touch it.' I said, I can't touch it until I earn it," he said. "I got to touch that trophy tonight."

The veteran corner also dedicated the win to his aunt, who passed away recently.

"My brother reminded me that this was for our aunt," he said. "She suffered from sickle cell for so many years, and that was the inspiration behind our sickle cell campaign. We went down to say goodbye to her in Miami, and she loved seeing us together. I know she is up there with my dad smiling down at us."

Jason had one of the biggest plays of the game when he raced over to deflect a would-be touchdown pass to Brandin Cooks in the second half.

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