Reaching the Super Bowl is nothing new to Patriots veteran Devin McCourty. Super Bowl LIII will mark the cornerback's fifth appearance in the big game.
But this time for McCourty, a Super Bowl berth means something extra special as he'll get to suit up alongside his brother, Jason.
Monday on Quick Slants, the McCourty twins sat down with NBC Sports Boston's Tom Giles to talk about what the experience of reaching a Super Bowl together means to them.
"Man, special," Jason said. "And I'd look at beyond my NFL career and that journey but a journey I think -- what's made this special is getting to play alongside Dev, and I think back of when our journey first started playing Pop Warner football and waking up early to play in those games and thinking about everything we've put into it. I think at that age, 10 starting out playing football we couldn't have dreamed of being here on this platform getting ready to take part in the Super Bowl. It just goes to show you kind of how great God is and how he has a plan for you, and it's just been -- this entire season has just been such a blessing."
Devin added to his brother's thoughts with the same sentiments and talked about overcoming adversity as a team.
"I can't write a better season," he said. "I probably won't have a better season than this year's been. You know, just sitting there playing in the AFC Championship game and I think the coolest thing, everybody in that locker room other than Tom [Brady] had never won a playoff game on the road. Period. So, um, to just be in so many different, you know, kind of tough situations as a team, and to go to Kansas City, a team that on paper we really probably shouldn't have beat at home, and to go out and play the way we did of going back and forth us just supporting each other, picking each other up all game. It just kind of bottled this whole season up, like this is the Patriots team. Just hard-working guys that are going to try and outlast you."
As great of a story the season has been for Devin and Jason McCourty, there's still one chapter left to write. That'll take place Feb. 3 in Atlanta against the Los Angeles Rams.
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