New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore isn’t prone to be part of a commerce within the coming weeks, largely due to how massive of a haul Invoice Belichick might demand in return.
Gilmore is within the midst of a holdout over a contract which pays him $7.3 in new cash however counts as $16.2 million in opposition to the wage cap. He has broken his silence on his discontent with the deal, and New England and Gilmore expect to sit down to reengage in talks about the contract, per ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler,
But when Gilmore was in a commerce, Fowler recommended it could be a blockbuster. He went on WEEI’s “The Ken & Curtis Present” on Saturday to debate the hypotheticals.
“It’d need to be the precise protection, proper time, contending staff,” Fowler said, as transcribed by NESN.com. “Actually there’s worth (in Gilmore), (however) at that age I simply don’t know if it’s (price) a first-round choose or not. However it’d be a great choose.
“Julio Jones was price a (second-round choose) and a (third-round choose) partially since you’re giving up that massive wage. It wouldn’t shock me to see him (Gilmore) one thing near that. I’d say Gilmore ranks within the cornerback pantheon round in the identical place as Jones does proper now (amongst receivers). Jones is 2 years older.
“So there can be good worth (for Gilmore), I simply don’t know if a staff can be keen to surrender a primary proper now due to the cash you’d need to pay on a brand new deal. Plus he’s such a great slot in New England, I imply he might slot in numerous defenses, however he’s good for what they do proper now. So I’d in all probability say a two and one other choose. Possibly a two and a 4 and one other choose.”
— Ken Laird (@KenLairdWEEI) July 10, 2021
Gilmore is a member of a Patriots cornerback group which incorporates J.C. Jackson, Jonathan Jones, Jalen Mills, Joejuan Williams and Myles Bryant, amongst others.