Patriots Stephon Gilmore Trade: Odds, Rumors and the Team to Watch
The New England Patriots have a problem. They have Stephon Gilmore, who is arguably one of the best defenders in the National Football League, but it’s time for him to move on. Gilmore has a difficult contract and he wants an extension. The Patriots know that if they are going to trade him, know is the time. Unfortunately, for Patriot fans, according to the odds, it looks like a Stephon Gilmore trade is likely, but where does he go?
*UPDATE* All Signs Point to Gilmore Staying with the Patriots
The latest news on NFL superstars Aaron Rodgers and Deshaun Watson suggests that they may be playing elsewhere next season, there is one star that looks like he is staying with his team. All signs point to Stephon Gilmore staying with the New England Patriots.
Sportsbooks Are Betting on it
Reports Show It
The latest NFL reports suggest that Gilmore is going to sign with the Patriots and it will be as early as this week.
Mike Reiss – Cornerback Stephon Gilmore didn’t report to mandatory minicamp, and while some holdouts can become acrimonious, my sense on Gilmore’s mindset is different. He seems to enjoy being a Patriot, is open to sticking around, and this was his least-expensive-but-most-decisive way of sparking more productive contract talks with the team, so he can feel better about being part of New England’s present and future.
As @MikeReiss noted in his notes, Stephon Gilmore’s minicamp absence doesn’t have to be acrimonious.
Plus, Patriots haven’t made moves to replace Gilmore (want to go into Wk 4 against Brady without him?). Contract talks later this summer could be productive.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) June 20, 2021
And in what has become a time-honored tradition in Boston, we have a player sighting report.
EXCLUSIVE: I’m Told Stephon Gilmore is on a Flight to Boston. I Can’t Confirm He’s Coming to Sign an Extension with the Patriots. But I AM Reporting He’s Signing an Extension with the Patriots https://t.co/50hOiij0iM
— Jerry Thornton (@jerrythornton1) June 20, 2021
While this technically confirms nothing, all signs point to Gilmore staying with New England.
Cutting Out on Camp
The Patriots and Gilmore are miles apart on a contract extension. The first line that was drawn in the sand happened today. Gilmore did not show up for the mandatory minicamp.
The Stephon Gilmore holdout feels like it has officially started. https://t.co/L8R3sneOB1
— Greg Dudek (@gdudek10) June 14, 2021
But there are many that believe Gilmore deserves to be paid and he should be part of this team if they want to win another championship.
Here’s why the Patriots should pay cornerback Stephon Gilmore https://t.co/p6tUBuDAZz
— Providence Journal (@projo) June 14, 2021
Just Ask Bill
If you want clarity on this situation all you have to do is ask Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
Belichick on Gilmore:
“I don’t expect him to be here. We’ll focus on the guys who are here.” #Patriots
— Ryan Spagnoli (@Ryan_Spags) June 15, 2021
Belichick provides an update on Stephon Gilmore…
— Patriots on CLNS (@PatriotsCLNS) June 14, 2021
He should really teach a master class on how to avoid answering any question because he is awesome at it.
Gilmore Trade Destinations
If the Patriots do trade Gilmore, where will he end up? It depends on what you read and where you look. According to the odds at MyBookie, these teams are the favorites to land Gilmore in a trade.
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The Titans swallowed a lot of cash to get Julio Jones, so it is clear they are all in this season. Opening up the doors for Gilmore makes sense. They have the offense but need to bolster the defense.
The money will be an issue. However, the Cowboys need defense and this will drastically improve a secondary that is one of the worst units in the league. It may seem like a long shot, but if anyone can get this deal done it is Jerry Jones.
Jalen Ramsey made it very clear that he is a very big fan of Gilmore. Ramsey took to social media to recruit Gilmore to LA with the hopes of getting another ring.
— Jalen Ramsey (@jalenramsey) June 14, 2021
The Rams are not afraid to give away picks to get a player, but this may be a difficult fit. The Patriots have a $16.2 million dollar cap hit, so this move is more about money than anything else. This is a perfect fit, but unlikely.
The Seattle Seahawks want Gilmore and he is surely a difference-maker. The team already proved that they will overpay for secondary help and Gilmore is an upgrade for a team that has secondary issues. Alongside Jamal Adams and Quandre Diggs, Gilmore will make Seattle the best [ass defense in the league. This is needed in a division that features the Rams. Seattle is a perfect location to rent Gilmore for a year and give up a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick.
Stephon Gilmore Trade Predictions
Gilmore is not going to stay on the Patriots. He is holding out for an extension and that is not something that the Patriots will give him. Now it is all about finding the right team to take on the money or offer up the picks.
That team is Seattle
After rumors of Russell Wilson being unhappy, the Seahawks showed that they want to please their best player. The prediction is that Seattle will get Gilmore on a one-year rental deal in exchange for a 2nd round pick in the future. Anything can happen and the Patriots will search for the best deal. However, Seattle is a perfect place for Gilmore.