Jason McCourty and the Tennessee Titans have reached a deal on a new five-year extension Thursday.
The deal is worth $43.04 million over five years with $20 million in guarantees and begins in 2013, which keeps the cornerback under contract through 2017.
“It kind of came together here lately, and it's just been a blessing. I can't thank the organization enough. I'm happy to be here for the long haul,” McCourty said. “I'm just ready to go to work and keep on improving and working even harder now.”
McCourty has blossomed into a consistent starter for the Titans after being a sixth-round pick in 2009.
McCourty is playing out the base of his rookie contract this season, which is $1.26 million in base salary.
In 42 career games, including 24 starts, McCourty has totaled 182 tackles, including 141 solo stops. He has four interceptions, one sack, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and 16 special teams tackles, providing a stabilizing force in the secondary.
In 2011, McCourty set a career high 107 tackles, which ranked second on the squad. McCourty led the Titans with 13 passes defensed and two interceptions.
McCourty was happy to have the contract situation taken care of.
"Both sides have been talking for awhile, and I just have to thank them. They showed me they wanted me here," McCourty said. "In this league there's a business side, and the sooner you can get business out of the way, and just go play football, the better it's going to be."