It's not guaranteed the McCourty twins will be playing together again in 2020, but at least one appears to be headed back to New England.
The future for McCourty's brother, Devin, is not as certain. McCourty is open to leaving for the right situation, the safety told Rapoport, but New England picking up his brother's option should help the team's chances of retaining Devin, Rapoport added.
Devin McCourty had a stellar 2019 season, recording 58 tackles, seven passes defended and five interceptions. It was just the third time in McCourty's career he tallied five or more interceptions in a season.
New England was financially and contractually equipped to take care of Jason McCourty's situation first before potentially turning to retaining Devin. Both could be back, depending on what Devin decides to do. This could simply be an affordable leverage play on the part of the Patriots, keeping one McCourty twin to convince the other to stay.