The New England Patriots have signed outside linebacker, Matt Judon on a 4-year deal worth $56M. Judon, who was a 5th round pick in 2016, has represented the Baltimore Ravens for all 5 of his years in the NFL. Known to be more of a pass rushing linebacker, Judon has racked up a total of 34.5 sacks in his NFL career with his single season high coming in the 2019 season where he had 9.5.
The Baltimore Ravens placed the franchise tag on Judon this past offseason and he posted a stat-line of 51 total tackles and 6 sacks, as the Ravens managed to make it to the AFC Divisional Round before falling short to the Buffalo Bills. The signing of Judon is without doubt an upgrade for the Patriots, who struggled to consistently get pressure on the opposing quarterbacks.