While late February is a busy time for team executives, scouts and coaches across the NFL — hello, scouting combine and upcoming free agency! — players have a bit more time on their hands these days. The New England Patriots’ Devin and Jason McCourty, who played key roles in helping the club win the Super Bowl earlier this month, used theirs to travel to Puerto Rico on a community mission over the weekend.
The twin brothers held a youth football clinic on the island that was attended by over 400 children between the ages of 8 and 16 years. Furthermore, they also handed a $50,000 check to the local Boys and Girls Clubs. “It has been great,” said Jason McCourty (via El Nuevo Día Educador’s Jorge Figueroa Loza). “I remember when [Devin] called me to have this opportunity and come to Puerto Rico to meet the children and many people.”
“We’ve done great things since we won the Super Bowl,” continued the 31-year old, whose wife is Puerto Rican. After their charitable work was done, the McCourtys were honored for their work on the commonwealth’s senate floor (pictures via senator Carmelo Ríos):
The comparatively quiet time of the NFL schedule will soon be over for the McCourty brothers. While Devin announced that he will return next season amid speculation about a possible retirement, Jason’s future is very much in question as things stand right now. While the former Tennessee Titan and Cleveland Brown also voiced intentions to continue his career, ideally with the Patriots, he is headed towards unrestricted free agency.