The New England Patriots are in full swing of the off-season. Yeah, they’ve done OTA’s and mandatory three day minicamp. But I still consider this the off-season. One big piece being talked about is the absence of Stephon Gilmore from minicamp. We all know how valuable Gilmore is to the Patriots defense. So it’d be nice to have him back sooner rather than later. But could we be see Stephon Gilmore resigning with the Patriots sooner than we think? Jerry Thornton of Barstool Sports seems to think so.
I’m not saying this is proof Stephon Gilmore is flying from Charlotte to Boston to re-sign with the @Patriots. But I’m not saying he’s NOT coming to re-sign with @Patriots either @BumpNrunGilm0re pic.twitter.com/rgEbfgwqXy
— Jerry Thornton (@jerrythornton1) June 20, 2021
With this tidbit in mind, let’s look at a few things with Stephon Gilmore.
Stephon Gilmore’s Current Patriots Contract
Gilmore is entering the final year of his five year contract that he signed with the Patriots in 2017. The Patriots owe Gilmore seven million dollars before he becomes an unrestricted free agent heading into the 2022 season. Also remember this, Gilmore will be 32 next year. This is a tough situation for Patriots fans. Gilmore is holding out because he deserves more recognition and rightfully so. Could Gilmore’s holdout in minicamp actually end up being a good thing? Only time will tell with that one.
Stephon Gilmore’s Patriots Production
Stephon Gilmore has earned every bit of his Patriots paycheck. In his four seasons with the Patriots, he’s earned two Pro Bowl bids along with two First-Team All-Pro selections. Oh and by the way, he was the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year! It’s no question that Gilmore has been a great signing for the Patriots thus far. If you need anymore convincing, take a look at his highlights on Youtube.
In Conclusion/My Take on Stephon Gilmore’s Patriot Situation
I think a deal gets done between both sides. I really do. Think of this way, the Pats need Gilmore. JC Jackson signed his second round tender and is a free agent after the 2021 season. The Patriots have about 15 million available in cap space. Hello?! You can get this deal done if you really want to keep Gilmore in the fold. Maybe Gilmore takes a 10 million dollar deal because he’s in the second half of his career? I honestly don’t know, but it’s Bill Belichick here. He’ll come up with something. Get this deal with Gilmore done and boy, everybody better hope Jerry Thornton’s sources are right!
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