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41. Stephon Gilmore

Stephon Gilmore played for the Buffalo Bills for five seasons, with the last one earning the Cornerback his first Pro Bowl.  The New England Patriots signed him before the 2017 Season, and Gilmore would become the best Cornerback in Football.

Gilmore did well in 2017, assisting the Patriots in winning the AFC, but in 2018, he was a First Team All-Pro and Pro Bowl Selection.  That year, Gilmore would aid the Patriots in winning their sixth Super Bowl, which was Gilmore's first.

The Cornerback had the season of his life in 2019, where Gilmore led the NFL in Interceptions (6), was second in Approximate Value (21), and was a First Team All-Pro for the second year in a row. Gilmore was so good; he was the winner of the Defensive Player of the Year Award.  Gilmore would be named to the Pro Bowl again in 2020, though he was not as effective as he was in 2019, but how could he be!  That would be his last year in New England, as he joined Carolina in 2021.

Gilmore may only have four seasons of tenure as a Patriot, but he is the only one to win the DPOY.  

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Cornerback
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 3/9/17.
  • Departed: Traded to the Carolina Panthers for a 2023 6th Round Pick 10/6/21
  • Games Played: 56
  • Notable Statistics:

    56 Games Started
    11 Interceptions
    200 Interception Return Yards
    2 Interception Return Touchdowns
    3 Forced Fumbles
    2 Fumble Recoveries
    1.0 Quarterback Sack
    185 Combined Tackles
    161 Solo Tackles
    24 Assisted Tackles
    3 Tackles for Loss
    1 Quarterback Hits
    50 Approximate Value

    7 Playoff Games
    2 Interceptions
    0 Interception Return Yards
    19 Combined Tackles
    18 Solo Tackles
    1 Assisted Tackle

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl Champion (LIII)
    AP Defensive Player of the Year (2019)
    PFWA Defensive Player of the Year (2019)
    The Sporting News Defensive Player of the Year (2018)
    First Team All-Pro (2018 & 2019)
    Pro Bowl (2018, 2018 & 2020)
    Most Interceptions (2019)

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