The New England Patriots find themselves in a different position that they haven’t been accustomed to over the past 20 years. They are sellers at the trade deadline.
Bill Belichick suffered the second worst loss of his Patriots tenure last weekend against thee San Francisco 49ers, which dropped the team down to 2-4 on the year. Not long after, trade rumors involving star corner Stephon Gilmore started to emerge.
According to a new report from NFL insider Albert Breer, the Patriots will listen to a trade on “almost anyone.”
“The Patriots have been quiet thus far, but I’m told they’ve said to other teams they’d listen on almost anyone. The team did discuss Stephon Gilmore with other teams before the draft, and then again in training camp, before moving $4.5 million in his contract from 2021 to ’20. Other teams took that restructure as a sure sign that this will be Gilmore’s last year in New England. So if they lose Sunday in Buffalo, it’d be interesting to see if they’d move the timetable on his departure up.”
Gilmore reportedly put his house up for sale and is asking for offers before next Tuesday at 5:00 p.m., which would be an hour after the deadline is over.