Matthew Judon
Matthew Judon
28-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New England Patriots
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Judon, who the Patriots signed to a four-year, $54.5 million contract this past offseason, has never reached double-digit sacks, but he does have six or more in four straight seasons, with no fewer than 19 QB hits each of those years. With New England, Judon - who logged 51 tackles in 14 games last year - will see regular snaps on the edge, a context that could allow him to surface as an IDP option if he's able to up his pass-rushing production in 2021. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $54.5 million contract with the Patriots in March of 2021.
Heads to New England
LBNew England Patriots
March 15, 2021
Judon and the Patriots have reached agreement on a four-year, $56 million contract, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
Judon 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. And while he applied more pressure than the modest sack totals indicate, critics will note that Baltimore's affinity for Cover-0 blitzes created unblocked pass-rush situations for Judon. Regardless, his competence as both a pass rusher and run defender helped stabilize an otherwise shaky position in Baltimore the past few years. In New England, Judon could be replacing John Simon, a fellow free agent who had only two sacks in 16 starts for the Pats last year.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
New England PatriotsPatriots 2020 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

70269%
60960%
29229%
26026%
25025%
17817%
808%
606%
101%
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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
261 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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2020
2019
2018
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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Bound for free agency
LBBaltimore Ravens
March 10, 2021
The Ravens elected not to place their franchise tag on Judon ahead of Tuesday's deadline, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Set for Saturday's game
LBBaltimore Ravens
January 14, 2021
Judon (illness) does not carry an injury designation for Saturday's divisional-round matchup in Buffalo, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Dealing with illness
LBBaltimore Ravens
Illness
January 12, 2021
Judon (illness) was listed as a non-participant on Tuesday's practice estimate, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Taken off reserve/COVID-19 list
LBBaltimore Ravens
December 9, 2020
Judon was activated off the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday and will be available for Monday's game against the Browns, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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Won't be available against Dallas
LBBaltimore Ravens
Ankle
December 7, 2020
Judon (ankle) remains on the reserve/COVID-19 list and will not be active for Tuesday's matchup against the Cowboys, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
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