- July 8, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
1. Still plenty of time to get something done with Gilmore. It was no secret that Gilmore wants a new contract from the Patriots – he skipped mandatory minicamp last month, incurring more than $93,000 in fines. But his since-deleted tweet on June 30 about not being one of the top highest-paid cornerbacks in the NFL reveals that Gilmore is getting increasingly frustrated over his lack of progress in getting a pay raise from the Patriots.
Gilmore is in the final year of a five-year, $65 million deal he signed before the 2017 season. The Patriots gave him a salary advance last year to increase his 2020 compensation to $14.7 million, but that left him with a $7.9 million salary in 2021. Gilmore believes he deserves a raise, but, clearly, the Patriots have not made a suitable offer yet.
However, I really don’t see this as an overly acrimonious contract negotiation yet – just business. Gilmore, whose full-time home is in Charlotte, has still been around…