Oh, you thought Stephon Gilmore was done? Maybe the New England Patriots thought that too. But no. Gilmore missed the first half of the 2021 season with an injury and was traded to the Carolina Panthers from the Patriots. He hasn’t missed a step since returning to play in Week 8.
NFL quarterbacks quickly learned they still shouldn’t throw Gilmore’s way this year. In his first two weeks back he had an interception in each game. He hasn’t had an interception since, however. Why? Because once again no one is throwing in his direction.
Gilmore has suffered a recent groin injury but this will not affect his 2022 season. He might want to stay in Carolina after being, in his opinion, mistreated in New England after injuring his quad.
The good thing about the Seahawks is hardly anyone has left Seattle and said, “I don’t think they care about the players.” Richard Sherman thought the scheme Seattle was running overall was great but he didn’t think he was mistreated. Pete Carroll has built a culture – Marshawn Lynch joining Seattle is a great example – of getting players to buy in because the players know he wants the best for them.
Speaking of Sherman, Gilmore would be the best corner in Seattle since Sherman left if Gilmore is signed. Gilmore will be 32 years old next season but has proven he is still great. Seattle should try to wrap him up with a player-friendly two-year deal.