One of the most important signings of 2021 NFL free agency came with very little fanfare, it appears.
Outside linebacker Matt Judon signed a four-year, $56 million contract with the New England Patriots on March 19, two days after free agency began. Since then, he's been a wrecking ball on the Patriots' defense, with a team-high 11.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss through 12 games.
According to Judon, though, New England didn't exactly pull out all the stops to land the two-time Pro Bowler. When NBC Sports' Peter King asked Judon what his meeting with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was like in free agency, Judon responded:
"I didn’t have one.