The Patriots hit a low point in Devin McCourty's New England tenure last season. But the veteran safety has good reason for optimism entering 2021.
That's because Bill Belichick went on a massive spending spree in free agency, acquiring 12 new players (and a 13th via trade in Trent Brown) while handing out more than $150 million in guaranteed money to bolster both sides of the ball following a disappointing 7-9 campaign.
McCourty's excitement grew with each new signing, and after the dust settled, he realized that this was an offseason unlike any other in New England.
"In my 11 years here, we haven't had an offseason like this," McCourty said Wednesday during an appearance on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football."
"I'm just excited. As fans and people that watch the sport, they always want their team to spend big in free agency. I'm all about trying to get a better team going out there and competing and trying to get back to the playoffs. So, I'm excited."