‘Shocked’ J.C. Jackson Maintaining Perspective After Stephon Gilmore Exit

J.C. Jackson has some interesting perspectives after Stephon Gilmore exit. Stephon Gilmore is no longer a New England Patriot and a lot of people were very surprised by this. He is a great defender and will be a loss for the team. Gilmore talked about his exit.

“It’s no hard feelings,” Gilmore told reporters. “It’s business. It happens all the time. I had good years there, and I’m happy to be a Panther now.”

“It’s been a crazy 24 hours,” Gilmore said. “From sitting in the meeting room, to talking to Bill to getting traded to flying down here. So it’s been a crazy 24 hours, but it’s over now. I’m looking forward to the future.”

“That’s how it is,” Gilmore said. “Every year starts over. You’ve got to earn it every year, and that’s how I look at it. I turn a page each and every year and try to earn everything I want. That’s how I look at every situation.”

“I’m just trying to go out and get on the field,” Gilmore said. “Once I get on the field, everything will take care of itself. I believe in that. You’ve got to go out and make plays and show what you can do. … We haven’t really talked about (a potential extension) yet. That stuff will (work) itself out. I’ve just got to make sure I handle my business and try to do whatever I can to get back out there and make plays.”

‘Shocked’ J.C. Jackson Maintaining Perspective After Stephon Gilmore Exit

J.C. Jackson also talked about it.

“I was kinda shocked,” Jackson said Thursday. “But I know it’s a business at the end of the day. It just shocked me that he’s not here anymore.”

“Not really,” he said. “I still have the same mentality every day, to compete and get better.”

“Just the mentality he had to go out and compete every week, facing the No. 1 receiver,” Jackson said of Gilmore. “He never got too high, never got too low. He just stayed focused and competed every week.”

“I’m at a point now where I can teach and show the young guys how to be a better version of themselves,” he said. “If they have any questions, I got a little bit of experience. I can help them out any way possible.”

“I’m not there yet,” he admitted afterward. “We still got work to do. I still got to improve. We still got a lot to improve. I feel like, I don’t wanna get too complacent. I’ll never tell myself I’m there yet.”

What do you think about what he had to say?