Report: The Patriots Are About to Suffer the Expensive Consequences
July 10, 2021
Several NFL analysts believe that head coach Bill Belichick made a mistake. According to them, the New England Patriots will have to deal with the consequences of his decision.
Well, Belichick is the greatest head coach of all time. He is an excellent general manager. Let’s be honest. Belichick was on top of the dynasty for two decades. He won six Super Bowls on his way to the top.
Of course, this offseason was different. Belichick spent a lot of money to boost the roster and fill up some of the holes.
Some would say that Belichick the General Manager had made a big mistake. What does this mean? Well, the Kraft family will have to face expensive consequences.
Belichick makes the decisions by himself. He doesn’t let players put pressure on his next move or finances. Yes, he traded away Richard Seymour, Randy Moss, Chandler Jones, Jamie Collins, and other top players.
Patriots are already dealing with consequences
What happened in 2020? Belichick took a different approach with Gilmore. The veteran cornerback earned the Defensive Player of the Year award in 2019. Some of his peers inked big deals. Gilmore decided to skip this year’s organized team activities and minicamp. It looks like there’s a big issue with his upcoming payday.
Coach B made a surprising move and gave Gilmore a $5 million raise for the 2020 NFL season.
Things got a bit tricky. Gilmore suffered a quad injury in Week 15. This injury didn’t stop him from chasing his dreams. He doesn’t like the $7 million salary.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson had a phone interview with Gilmore. The veteran shared some nice details about this.
“I just want what I’m worth, however that plays out. Every player should be paid what they’re worth. That’s just how it is,” Gilmore told Anderson.
Highest-paid cornerbacks earn $18-20 million per year. Gilmore is one of the best cornerbacks the league has ever seen. He deserves a raise. Will Belichick give him the money he asked for? Let’s see what happens this summer.
Radmila graduated with a degree in Translation & Interpreting. She is an NBA and NFL writer for The Ball Zone, and has been covering popular sports topics for several years. A loyal Lakers fan, she puts energy into reporting big roster moves, potential trades, on-court-accomplishments, and off-court rumors.