Trading for CB Stephon Gilmore could put the Steelers over the top in 2021

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Trading for CB Stephon Gilmore could put the Steelers over the top in 2021
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New England Patriots star cornerback Stephon Gilmore is holding out from Patriots minicamp due to being unhappy with his current contract. New England has been tight-lipped about it but if the two sides cannot come to some sort of agreement, Gilmore might end up on the trade market.

Just like the trade that the Steelers made to get Minkah Fitzpatrick in 2019, a move to get Gilmore in 2021 could take the Steelers defense to another level. Pittsburgh lost starting cornerbacks Steven Nelson and Mike Hilton this offseason and did nothing to replace either.

Gilmore is two years younger than Joe Haden and one of the elite coverage players in the NFL. With Haden’s career winding down, Gilmore would be a perfect replacement. Would he come cheap? Nope. But for a team that might be entering their last competitive season for the foreseeable future, going all-in might be the best choice.

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