Sep 18, 2022; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; A New England Patriots helmet on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Acrisure Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

While Odell Beckham Jr. made headlines on Monday by announcing retirement plans, he was not the only NFL star to do so. New England Patriots star linebacker Matthew Judon made it clear that he plans to retire with the Pats.

Judon spoke to WBZ-TV in Providence about his time in New England. The Pats star was highly complimentary and expressed his desire to retire someday in New England.

“I don’t ever want to leave. I’m finding stuff like this and just making it home and trying to be more a part of the community, so I honestly never want to leave. That’s not my intent. Forever. I want to retire here. I’m very comfortable. I love it,” Judon told WBZ-TV, according to

Matthew Judon has made a name for himself in the last two seasons. Originally a member of the Baltimore Ravens, he made the jump to the Patriots before the 2021 season. In two years with the Pats, Matthew has totaled 120 tackles, 53 QB hits, 28 TFL, 28.0 sacks, and two forced fumbles. Fans have elected Judon, the former Grand Valley State standout, to each of the last four Pro Bowls.

2022 was the most productive season yet for Judon. He racked up a career-high 15.5 sacks, 28 QB hits, 60 tackles, and 14 TFL. Judon has certainly emerged as one of the best defensive players in the NFL. The Patriots are fortunate to have him, and it sounds like he won’t be leaving anytime soon.


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