Stephon Gilmore tweets a list of highest-paid DBs, which he’s not on

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Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore isn’t making any secret of the fact that he wants more money.

Gilmore, who has a 2021 base salary of $7 million, posted on Twitter today a list of the 10 highest-paid defensive backs in the NFL. Gilmore, who isn’t on the list, added the comment, “Oh ok.”

Quite clearly not OK with his contract, Gilmore did not attend the Patriots’ mandatory minicamp. He and the Patriots have reportedly not made any significant progress in negotiating a new deal.

It’s easy to see why Gilmore, who was the NFL’s defensive player of the year in 2019, thinks he deserves a lot more money than he’s making. It’s also easy to see why the Patriots wouldn’t be eager to give a raise to Gilmore, who will turn 31 in September.

It’s unclear whether Gilmore will show up for training camp.

37 responses to “Stephon Gilmore tweets a list of highest-paid DBs, which he’s not on

  1. Actually Gilmore, your salary this year was 12 million, until you got 5 million dollar advance last year.

  2. Soooo Tired of these Spoiled Millionaires who Happily SIGNED the contract in good faith, 5 years $65mil, $18 mil at signing $40mil guaranteed and he’s gonna see every Penny of it (Never asked to re-negotiate by the team) It was a Great contract when you got all of the up front cash! Don’t sign for that many years if you feel, and we all know, that the back end will be less! You have NO ONE to blame but yourself and your Agent! signed, A lifelong Patriots Fan!!

  3. Did he also tweet the various CB rankings/metrics for CBs last year? I’m guessing he wasn’t even top 30 in any of them. As someone who watched every minute of the Pats last season, he didn’t do much from the “eyeball test” perspective either.

  4. Ok, here comes the yapping.
    He’s good, but not worth a distraction.
    Time to get rid of him.

  5. NFL players are like cellphones “THEY ARE ALREADY OUTDATED IN 6 MONTHS”

  6. The NFL is odd about making salaries public. Why do they even do that? Those of us that work for corporations don’t have our salaries publicly posted for people to complain about.

    I never knew what my coworker were making, and I didn’t care. I only cared that I was getting what I considered to be fair.

  7. Bill makes an example of one player every year. Gilmore has to play this year and play well to get one more long-term deal in free agency (assuming Pats don’t sign him long-term).

    If he doesn’t, he will get squat this year and sign a one year deal for 2022 with all the risk hoping for a bigger pay day. That’s not a lot of leverage. If I’m his agent I ask for the $5MM added back on and an agreement not to tag or trade. The Pats get a motivated former DPY and Gilmore plays for his next contract. Everyone wins.

  8. CB’s rely on their quickness to be great and that is what they lose as they age and he is near that cliff. He is not worth the money the Rams grossly overpaid for their CB. Some idiot GM will greatly pay him a lot of money but Bill will not (he will make a sensible offer if he thinks Gilmore has more left in him but he usually lets players go that have a year or more left) and doesn’t unless an aging CB is willing to throw away a year by sitting out then try to get a big pay day at 33 years old, which would be a series of declining one year prove it deals for a few years. Gilmore doesn’t have a lot of leverage, and almost no leverage for a premium new contract this year.

  9. He’s using that vet experience/leverage that some team, only takes one, will salivate and make an offer. Pats wont bend, its history.

  10. Belichick gave him 5 mill extra last year. If he thinks hes getting paid after being injured and on the wrong side of thirty then hes getting shipped out elsewhere. They signed a DB who isnt as good but Bill clearly wanted insurance. The last thing Bill is going to do is pay an asset thats declining, he will trade him though and quickly.

  11. Sometimetween now and camp the Pats will add 4 or 5 million in easy to make incentives and promise not to franchise him and let him walk next year. That’s the right move for a then 32 year old CB.

  12. He’s not gonna give you 100% if he feels underpaid. Just ask the Bills. He’s already checked out on the Patriots.

  13. Does he think BB or Robert Kraft follow him on Twitter? This makes zero sense.

  14. tigerlilac says:
    June 29, 2021 at 5:53 pm
    Bill makes an example of one player every year. Gilmore has to play this year and play well to get one more long-term deal in free agency (assuming Pats don’t sign him long-term).

    If he doesn’t, he will get squat this year and sign a one year deal for 2022 with all the risk hoping for a bigger pay day. That’s not a lot of leverage. If I’m his agent I ask for the $5MM added back on and an agreement not to tag or trade. The Pats get a motivated former DPY and Gilmore plays for his next contract. Everyone wins.

    15 20 Rate This

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    That’s probably what will happen or BB will give him the Mankins treatment and Gilmore will be dealt to some crap NFL team like Atlanta that’s rebuilding with a lame duck qb.

  15. wallywasnthome says:
    June 29, 2021 at 7:29 pm
    Lol pats!! Everyone wants to jump ship. Can’t make this up lol

    8 11 Rate This

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    Yet, opt outs came back, they signed a slew of FAs and Van Noy came running back, alongside numerous FAs who could
    have tried to cash in elsewhere like Guy, White and the best Center in football in David Andrews.

    Doesn’t look like “jumping ship” to educated people.

  16. How many of those guys got a 4-5mill advance on this year’s salary, last year?

    After the year he had, Gilmore should not be considered one of the elite at the position. Considering his age, he doesn’t deserve to be among the highest paid at the position.

    I’m not sure what the gripe is.

  17. Why doesn’t he make a list of CBs who’ve made the most total money the last 4 years? Yeah, thought so.

  18. Gilmore needs to play for a new contract if he wants one….
    I’d be ok with Pats giving him an INCENTIVE laden bonus up to 5 million that has to do with availability, interceptions, pass break ups, tackles, with pro bowl,DPOY, achievements….

  19. Build in incentive that equate to $5M if all are reached. Make him prove it. He is 31. Sorry to say and so odd to think about but at that age as a CB your too slow to keep up. He’s where Richard Sherman (not injured but needs to prove he still has it) was when he signed with the 49ers. He held his own for that year but was done afterward. Better to let go a year too early then a year too late.

  20. If I was Gilmore I wouldn’t test Belicheck, The moment you become a distraction he won’t be afraid to ship you out of New England. He’s not worth that kind of money and he’s 31 years old coming off an injury. Just played the last year of your contract and once you go onto free agency then you can see if another team will pay you but I highly doubt he’ll get anywhere near he wants.

  21. gone a year too early is better than a year too late… isn’t that Bill’s modus operandi?

  22. You really didnt have a good year dude….beat like a drum alot….and i have zero interest for or against Pats….unfortunately, you took at least a step backwards.

  23. Stephon Gilmore not found on list of Top 10 Ranked CBs last season.
    “Oh ok”

  24. Yes, because playing hardball with Bill Belichick has worked out so well for players in the past….

  25. Owners need to protect themselves from these shenanigans with no renegotiation clauses

  26. As a Bills fan who watched Gilmore completely dog it during the last year of his rookie deal, then run off to New England and HAPPILY sign this contract he now claims to be so mad about…

    What goes around comes around Stephon.

  27. “Owners need to protect themselves . . .”

    Yea, that’s what’s wrong with the NFL, owners are being abused. What planet are you living on?

    NFL ownership is a socialist system where even the worst owners share boatloads of tv and merchandise revenue from a monopoly. They actually get protections against anti-trust violations that other businesses don’t.

    The well run franchises from a financial standpoint (e.g., Dallas and New England) have private valuations that have grown at enormous rates.

    They leverage that monopoly to get state and local governments to share stadium and operating costs without any like-kind revenue sharing with those public entities.

    Players, on the other hand, live under a capitalistic system where they compete on merit. It is Darwinism in its purest form. No guaranteed contracts. Their salaries are limited by a fractional percentage of NFL revenue and a salary cap. If a QB leverages a higher salary (e.g., Dak Prescott) other players will see their salad opportunities decreased. Even the best players (e.g., Tom Brady) are subject to the dictatorial whims of a Commissioner installed to do the owners’ bidding, not the players.

    Nor do players get to make it a family affair like owners do, hiring wives, brothers, sisters and kids for jobs they often are not qualified to fill. Recent tax cut legislation and past cuts in estate taxes have been a windfall to owners and their kids.

  28. Still a good player… they will meet in the middle and sign a two year extension

  29. Go look at the CB contract page on Over The Cap and you’ll find that Gilmore’s deal is worth a total of $65 million. Exactly 5 CBs have deals worth more than that, and they’re all locked into contracts through 2025 or longer while Gilmore is a free agent next season.

  30. Judging by his play he shouldn’t be on the top ten list?

    Are you people high? He is easily top 5 in the league. Not his best season due to injury and opt outs of half the starting defense last year…but really come on…a year removed from Defensive player of the year.

  31. majormalphunktion says:
    June 30, 2021 at 12:39 pm
    Judging by his play he shouldn’t be on the top ten list?

    Are you people high? He is easily top 5 in the league. Not his best season due to injury and opt outs of half the starting defense last year…but really come on…a year removed from Defensive player of the year.
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    Sure if you think so, but he’s obviously past his prime, he got his big contract during those prime years so he’s good, but he does not deserve a top contract now, at least not a long term one with guarantees, he has to show he still got it, because he sure didn’t last season. He knows he’s close to the end so he’s just trying to get one more big payday from someone.

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