Just-retired NFL defensive back Devin McCourty didn’t take very long to find a new career.
The three-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots is the newest member of NBC’s “Football Night in America” broadcast team.
McCourty, a two-time Pro Bowler during his 13 NFL seasons with the Patriots, is no rookie in the sports media world. He recently served as a guest host on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” and also co-hosted the “Double Coverage” podcast with his twin brother and fellow NFL player Jason McCourty from 2018 to 2020.
“Devin is a leader in every sense of the word, both on and off the field, and his dynamic personality and passion for the game will be a great addition to the show,” NBC Sports Executive Producer Sam Flood said in a press release announcing McCourty’s hiring.
McCourty was a first-round pick by the Patriots (27th overall) in the 2010 NFL draft. He became a starter in his first season and played in a total of 205 games over 13 seasons. He had 35 career interceptions, taking two back for touchdowns. And he played important roles in New England’s Super Bowl-winning 2014, 2016 and 2018 seasons.
“Football Night in America” is the pregame show for NBC’s top-rated “Sunday Night Football” broadcasts. It is hosted by Maria Taylor and also includes analysts Jason Garrett, Tony Dungy, Chris Simms and Mike Florio.