The 10-Year NFL Veteran Devin McCourty Earned A Spot On The New England Patriots’ All-Decade Team for the 2010s

The New England Patriots All-Decade Team for the 2010s has finally been announced. As expected, it is led by Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

The team made out of the best players that contributed to the massive success the Patriots had in the past ten years consists of 12 offensive players, 12 defensive players, a kicker, a punter, a returner, a special teams player and the coach. Here are the offensive players that were selected:

  • OT Nate Solder
  • OT Sebastian Vollmer
  • G Logan Mankins
  • G Joe Thuney
  • C David Andrews
  • TE Rob Gronkowski
  • WR Julian Edelman
  • WR Wes Welker
  • QB Tom Brady
  • RB James White
  • FB James Develin
  • FLEX Danny Amendola

On defense, here are the players that made the cut:

  • DE Chandler Jones
  • DE Trey Flowers
  • DT Vince Wilfork
  • DT Lawrence Guy
  • OLB Rob Ninkovich
  • OLB Kyle Van Noy
  • ILB Jerod Mayoightower
  • ILB Jerod Mayo
  • CB Stephon Gilmore
  • CB Malcolm Butler
  • S Devin McCourty
  • S Patrick Chung

And when it comes to special teamers, there are:

  • K Stephen Gostkowski
  • P Ryan Allen
  • RET Julian Edelman
  • SPT Matthew Slater

Devin McCourty is one of the players that we always expected to see on this team. This offseason, he has said that he is happy to take the role of a mentor as the Patriots bring in Kyle Dugger. In a recent interview, McCourty said:

“For me, it has always been how can I help?. My second year in New England we drafted Ras-I Dowling and until this day, that is one of my good friends because we always used to go out to dinner, always talk. I think that is how you have to see it. You never compete with a guy at your position because you never go against each other. You are battling at the position, but the competition is against the receivers on your team, then eventually the preseason games, the regular season.

“I have always tried to develop great bonds with guys who have come in there. I think that is part of being a leader and I think that is part of who you want to be as a person. That is what I love… I am excited to get Kyle in there.”

We can’t wait to see them work together!