Patriots agree to four-year, $56 million deal with Matthew Judon

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The New England Patriots have been super aggressive to begin NFL free agency. They began by signing tight end Jonnu Smith, then brought in defensive tackle Davon Godchaux. Now, they have continued their aggressive spending spree by signing Matthew Judon.

According to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots have agreed to a four-year contract worth $56 million with Judon.

Judon is another huge addition for the Patriots’ defense. He brings excellent pass-rushing ability and will help on the edge for New England.

Last season with the Baltimore Ravens, Judon was able to record 50 total tackles to go along with six sacks and two defended passes. Back in 2019, he showed off even more of his pass-rushing talent with 9.5 sacks and four forced fumbles.

At 28 years old, this is exactly the kind of contract that Matthew Judon deserved. He will play the rest of his prime with the Patriots. New England has to feel good about the kind of production they should receive from him.

Bill Belichick and company have been making a point to start the offseason. They are not content with missing the playoffs and are doing everything they can to get back into Super Bowl contention. Cam Newton was also re-signed earlier this offseason.

With the way the Patriots have started the offseason, it seems likely that they will stay active trying to find more talent. They are not happy with how last season went and the first four moves of the offseason have been aggressive, to say the least.

Expect to see the Patriots continue looking to make more moves. Belichick has been killing it so far this offseason and that should continue.

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