New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore had to deal with a lot of trade rumors in the past few weeks. Analysts and fans have linked him with other NFL teams, and Gilmore has finally spoken about the situation.
The veteran cornerback hasn’t seen action in three weeks. He suffered a knee injury Oct. 29 and had to miss some time. Things got worse before the NFL trade deadline. There were rumors suggesting that Gilmore is getting ready for his new home. The 2019 Defensive Player of the Year is too valuable for the Patriots, and they can’t lose him right now.
Stephon Gilmore puts end to trade rumors
How does Gilmore feel in New England? Is he happy with his team? Most of the rumors were related to these questions. There was speculation that maybe the cornerback wasn’t happy with his role on the field.
Well, Gilmore decided to put an end to the rumors. From what we can see, he is pretty happy in New England and definitely proud to be a Patriot.
“That’s a question you got to ask the organization,” Gilmore said when media members asked him about his long-term deal with the Patriots. “One thing I can do every day is come to work, prepare and try to give them my best each and every week. Some stuff you can’t control in life, you just got to go out and enjoy yourself.
The cornerback went on praising his coaches and teammates. He talked about the young players who get better in practice. Gilmore really enjoys his time on the field, and that’s the only thing that matters.
“We got great coaches here, we got great players here, we got young players here (who are) getting better and better,” he said. “I’m just enjoying the moment. I love being here. I love the culture. I’m happy that I’m a Patriot.”
The 30-year-old put his home on the market, and this only added fuel to the fire. It looks like he just wanted to “move to the city.”
Gilmore has one interception and two passes defensed in six regular-season games. He has a contract through the 2020-21 season and has already received a raise. The cornerback will earn a $7 million base salary. Gilmore hopes to join his teammates on the field in Sunday’s game against the Houston Texans.