Matthew Judon

Matthew Judon

31-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New England Patriots
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Judon, who suffered a torn right biceps Week 4 of last season, was as a result limited to 13 tackles and four sacks in 2023, but when he's healthy the 31-year-old can be a productive pass rusher, given that he racked up a team high 15.5 sacks in 2022. Now that he's past his injury, he'll remain a core member of the Patriots defense under new coordinator DeMarcus Covington. Judon's looming return fortifies the team's linebacking corps, and a return to IDP relevance seems likely for Judon - who recorded back-to-back 60-tackle efforts in 2021 and 2022 - in his fourth campaign with New England. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $54.5 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2021.
Present for minicamp
LBNew England Patriots
June 10, 2024
Judon (biceps) was in attendance for the Patriots' mandatory minicamp Monday, Hayden Bird of the Boston Globe reports.
ANALYSIS
Judon suffered a torn biceps tendon this past October, limiting him to four games last year, but he's since recovered from the injury to the point that he's in line to be a full participant in this week's minicamp, per Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston. During his last full campaign, the linebacker racked up 60 tackles and 15.5 sacks in 17 regular-season games in 2022. Now that he's back in action, Judon is set to remain a key pass-rushing presence in New England's defense, a role that lands the 31-year-old back on the IDP radar in 2024.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
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New England PatriotsPatriots 2023 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

94687%
79873%
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Measurables Review
How do Matthew Judon's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
270 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.73 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.52 sec
 
Cone Drill
7.67 sec
 
Vertical Jump
35.0 in
 
Broad Jump
109 in
 
Bench Press
30 reps
 
Hand Length
9.50 in
 
Arm Length
33.88 in
 
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Doesn't plan to sit out minicamp
LBNew England Patriots
May 27, 2024
Judon has made limited appearances during the voluntary portion of the Patriots' offseason program, but he doesn't plan to hold out when mandatory minicamp starts in June, Karen Guregian of MassLive reports.
ANALYSIS
The 31-year-old edge rusher is in the final year of his current contract and is looking for an extension, but after he managed to play only four games in 2023 due to a torn biceps, the Patriots are balking on giving him much in the way of guaranteed money. Judon doesn't intend to incur fines by missing mandatory practices, however. He was one of the league's top pass rushers during his first two seasons in New England in 2021 and 2022, and he is set to have a base salary of only $6.5 million in 2024.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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In his second year with the Patriots, Judon finished the 2022 season with 60 tackles, a team-high 15.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in 17 games. As long as he continues to make his mark as a pass rusher - he also logged 12.5 sacks in 2021 - the 6-3, 261-pound linebacker will remain a cornerstone of New England's defense, as well as a player worthy of IDP consideration.
Judon, who signed a four-year, $54.5 million contract with the Patriots prior to the 2021 season, finished his first campaign with the team with 60 tackles and a fumble recovery to go with a team-high 12.5 sacks (tied for the seventh-highest mark in the NFL) in 17 games. The linebacker turns 30 in August and once again will be counted on to be a key cog in the Patriots defense, thanks to his pass-rushing utility.
Judon, who the Patriots signed to a four-year, $54.5 million contract this past offseason, has never reached double-digit sacks, but he does have six or more in four straight seasons, with no fewer than 19 QB hits each of those years. With New England, Judon - who logged 51 tackles in 14 games last year - will see regular snaps on the edge, a context that could allow him to surface as an IDP option if he's able to up his pass-rushing production in 2021.
Judon is playing under the franchise tag after an impressive 2019 in which he led the Ravens in sacks (9.5) and forced fumbles (4). He was the team's only reliable pass-rusher as no other Raven had more than 5.0 sacks on the year. Judon's sack numbers were no fluke, either as he was generating consistent pressure on the quarterback. His 33 quarterback hits ranked fourth in the league and he trailed the league leader, Shaquil Barrett, by four hits. Even if Baltimore dials back its blitz-heavy approach in 2020, it'll still likely count on Judon to generate pressure off the edge as its best pass-rusher.
Judon managed to stave off stiff competition for playing time and log over 650 snaps for the second consecutive year in 2018. Even though Judon rose to the challenge and picked up seven sacks, the Ravens continued to add depth on the edge this offseason to push him. Former Raven Pernell McPhee was signed late in free agency and Baltimore also spent a draft pick on the NCAA's all-time sack leader, Jaylon Ferguson. Judon still projects to see the most playing time of that trio, but it'd be naive to see those signings and think that the Ravens won't use a deep rotation at right outside linebacker. Look for Judon to have a snap count similar to last year's, which caps his ceiling and makes him a consideration only in deeper IDP formats.
Judon has gone from an unheralded fifth-round selection out of Grand Valley State to a vital cog in the Ravens linebacking corps. The team has a deep pass rush rotation, but Judon still managed to hold off touted draft picks like Tim Williams and Tyus Bowser last season en route to racking up eight sacks. Judon will once again be the starting weakside 'backer, though he'll need to continue his per-snap efficiency to keep that job.
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Back to full health
LBNew England Patriots
May 26, 2024
Judon (biceps) is back to full health and expected to be at the Patriots' mandatory minicamp in June, Karen Guregian of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Shifts to IR
LBNew England Patriots
Biceps
October 14, 2023
The Patriots placed Judon (biceps) on injured reserve Saturday, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.
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Out for months after surgery
LBNew England Patriots
Biceps
October 3, 2023
Judon (biceps) is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday and is expected to miss at least two months, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
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Torn biceps tendon feared
LBNew England Patriots
Biceps
October 2, 2023
Judon is believed to have suffered a right lower bicep tendon tear in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 38-3 loss to the Cowboys, and he could be facing a long-term absence, Mark Daniels of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Getting MRI on biceps
LBNew England Patriots
Biceps
October 1, 2023
Judon is being evaluated for a biceps injury and will have an MRI to determine the severity, but he's expected to miss time under any scenario, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.
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