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NFL Rumors: Matt Judon, Patriots Not ‘Shut’ on New Contract amid Extension Talks

Joseph Zucker @@JosephZucker Featured Columnist IV July 10, 2024 Cooper Neill/Getty Images The New England Patriots and linebacker Matt Judon are “not currently close to agreeing to a new deal,” according to Fox Sports’ Henry McKenna. McKenna reported Judon, who’s in the last year of his contract, has requested a new deal. The Patriots’ offer

NFL Rumors: Matt Judon, Patriots Not ‘Shut’ on New Contract amid Extension Talks

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVJuly 10, 2024

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 01: Matthew Judon #9 of the New England Patriots defends in coverage at AT&T Stadium on October 1, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

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The New England Patriots and linebacker Matt Judon are “not at present near agreeing to a brand new deal,” based on Fox Sports activities’ Henry McKenna.

McKenna reported Judon, who’s within the final 12 months of his contract, has requested a brand new deal. The Patriots’ provide, nonetheless, does not seem like to his liking.

NFL gamers are incentivized to take the certain factor due to the damage threat they frequently face. These at Judon’s age (31) are much more compelled to prioritize their long-term monetary safety on the expense of probably forfeiting extra money down the street.

Primarily based on how his 2023 season unfolded, Judon would possibly on this occasion be higher off ready to hit the open market. He was restricted to 4 video games as a consequence of a torn biceps that required surgical procedure.

Between the damage and being on the improper facet of 30, Judon is not in a powerful negotiating place proper now. The Patriots, for his or her half, are firmly in rebuilding mode and doubtless do not feel a urgent want to increase the getting older vets on the roster.

Previous to McKenna’s report, Judon alluded to an deadlock between he and the workforce. Responding on X to a fan who mentioned the Pats want to fulfill his contract calls for, he wrote on July 3, “Ion assume that is about to occur.” He proceeded to observe up with this publish:

Matthew Judon @man_dammn

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When Judon put up 28 mixed sacks between 2021 and 2022, he was poised for a strong payday on his subsequent deal whether or not it got here from New England or one other franchise. The biceps damage has clouded his worth a bit as a substitute.

The four-time Professional Bowler virtually definitely is not going to reset the edge-rusher market. A bounce-back marketing campaign in 2024 ought to at the very least put him again into place for a pleasant increase on his present $6.5 million base wage.

Judon is probably going weighing that in opposition to what has been the Patriots’ finest provide to this point.

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