Mac Jones Says Former Patriots CB ‘Still A Premier Cornerback’

The New England Patriots let Stephon Gilmore go despite his great performance over the years. His situation with the Patriots was really complicated and the team cut ties with him after training camp. Well, Gilmore is coming back as a player on the opposing team. His Indianapolis Colts will play against the Patriots on Sunday. Mac Jones will get to play against an excellent cornerback in the NFL. What does he think about this?

The Patriots quarterback has nothing but words of praise for Gilmore. He admires his work ethic and his greatness.

“He looks great,” Jones said. “I was here with him just for a little bit, obviously. He was injured and stuff. But he looks great out there. He’s just a great cornerback and still is. You can tell they’re putting him out there and he’s locking down the guys for the most part — just covering them 1-on-1 and doing his thing.

“He’s definitely still a premier cornerback, and I have all the respect in the world for him and how he treated me when I was here young. Just some of the information that he gave me in the training room or just at his locker. He’s definitely an all-time dude, and I’m excited to go against him here.”

Mac Jones praised the former Patriots cornerback for a reason

The Patriots didn’t give Gilmore the contract he wanted. He wasn’t in the top 10 highest-paid cornerbacks despite the fact that he was a top 10 cornerback. This didn’t sit well with the veteran and Belichick had other plans for his cornerback unit. They parted ways and Gilmore ended up playing with the Carolina Panthers. He stayed with the team for a year and now he is playing with the Colts.

Gilmore has 29 tackles and an interceptions so far. NFL analysts have high expectations from him and he is here to meet each and every expectation. Let’s see how things unfold on Sunday. Gilmore has to play against his former team. Patriots fans wouldn’t miss this game for anything in the world.