Devin McCourty said he might retire if the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LIII, but the safety will return for a 10th season.

"Yeah, I'm gonna play," McCourty told the Sports Spectrum podcast.

"It was media night when Deion [Sanders] said that to me, and it's like, 'Yeah man, if we win a Super Bowl, I don't know what else can top that.' And I think in that moment I kind of forgot like, I don't play this game just to win Super Bowls. There's so much more that comes from me playing the game that I love. And I think once you get a chance to step away for a couple weeks, now you're like, 'Yeah man, I still want to be around these other young guys that come in ...'"

McCourty, 31, is an eight-time Patriots captain.