Longtime New England Patriots safety and team captain Devin McCourty is set to join NBC’s “Football Night in America” broadcast as a pregame analyst at the start of the 2023 NFL season. The charismatic McCourty, who is beloved by Patriots fans, is a natural fit to make the switch to television after retiring at the conclusion of the 2022 NFL season.
Devin McCourty To Join Football Night in America
Football Night in America already tops the ratings as the league’s No. 1 rated pregame show, and adding another prolific former player to the cast should only reinforce their spot at the top.
The Patriots’ organization will be heavily represented on the show as McCourty, a three-time Super Bowl champion and two-time Pro Bowler, joins former New England safety and two-time Super Bowl champion Rodney Harrison on the broadcast. Harrison was a key contributor to the first half of the Patriots dynastic run. The 35-year-old McCourty played 13 seasons, all with New England, and was a core member of the second half of the Patriots’ dynasty.
McCourty began his transition to media well before his playing days were over, often appearing on the popular New England NBC Sports broadcast TV show “Quick Slants” alongside longtime Patriots beat reporter Tom E. Curran. He also worked as an analyst for “NFL Today” on CBS during his final season with the Patriots.
McCourty’s twin brother, Jason, a 13-year NFL veteran who also played in New England from 2018-2020, is one of the hosts of “Good Morning Football” on NFL Network, where Devin has also made appearances.
Devin McCourty, a former first-round pick selected No. 27 overall by the Patriots in 2010, appears to be a “first-round pick” in his new gig as well.