It’s safe to say that not many players have adapted to the New England Patriots way, let alone love it.
Bill Belichick is known for his tough love, and the organization has often been ruthless to players demanding a pay raise.
However, every now and then, they come across a guy that seems tailor-made for what they’re all about, and it seems like Matthew Judon is that guy right now.
Judon was a rising figure around the league before arriving in Foxboro as a free agent in 2021, but he’s made the most of every single snap ever since.
The former Baltimore Ravens linebacker signed a four-year, $54.5 million deal to play under Belichick, and he’s loved every single minute of it.
In a recent appearance on the Jim Rome Show, Judon raved about how the city rallied together around their teams and went as far as to say that the Patriot Way is his way, as he’s loved everything about the organization and the system.
“I actually love everything about it,” Judon said. “I love the Boston seaport, downtown area, and I just like the camaraderie amongst the teams. I was in Maryland, where our next closest team was in D.C. But we get love from the [Celtics], from the Bruins, from the Red Sox — everybody out there is showing us love, and we do it to them and just support each other.
“I really like that, and I really like the town. But, most importantly, I love playing football. So, the Patriot Way is my way. I like being in the building. I enjoy the people around the building. I really just like being there.”
Matthew Judon (@man_dammn) loves everything about being a Patriot. pic.twitter.com/4qT817Jy9a
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) February 14, 2023
The former fifth-round pick has earned back-to-back Pro Bowl nominations since joining the Patriots, logging 28 sacks in 35 appearances and becoming one of the most impactful defenders in the game.
That’s why he’s even tried to recruit some of his free-agent colleagues to jump ship and join him at Gillette Stadium, as he’s already embraced a leadership role in one of the league’s most prominent defensive units.
The Patriots’ way isn’t for everybody, but it seems like Judon will wear that jersey until his playing days are over.NEXT: Video Shows Robert Kraft Dancing At Super Bowl Party