Could free agent Stephon Gilmore land with the Atlanta Falcons?
The New England Patriots made headlines this week releasing Stephon Gilmore as soon as he was able to be taken off the PUP list. The corner was top five at his position and every team will have a level of interest including the Atlanta Falcons.
Atlanta has a myriad of issues in the secondary and just lost one of their better corners in Isaiah Oliver. Gilmore landing in Atlanta is a dream scenario for a team that simply put never has any pleasant surprises.
What can go wrong does for these Atlanta Falcons. Landing a top free agent like Gilmore might be the boost this team needs to turn their season back in the right direction.
The Atlanta Falcons are a perfect landing spot for Stephon Gilmore, though an unlikely one
Stephon Gilmore is going to have his choice of teams, the corner is still at the end of his prime. He is a top-five corner who is likely going to want to contend for another Super Bowl. Perhaps with Kansas City or in Tampa reuniting with Tom Brady.
Atlanta is likely one of the last locations the star corner wants to go. However, Atlanta must at least offer him a contract based on his talent and how badly they need help at his position. Atlanta doesn’t have two quality corners on their roster.
A.J. Terrell is currently Atlanta’s best corner and he is still learning on the job. Bringing in a veteran like Gilmore would allow Terrell to learn from an accomplished and talented veteran. Something this roster is lacking.
Stephon Gilmore and the Atlanta Falcons are a perfect match on paper. But that is where this match ends, Atlanta is a rebuilding team that is desperate for talent on a struggling roster. Gilmore is at the end of his prime searching for another ring and vindication the Patriots cut him too soon. As much as we may hope that chance is unlikely to happen in Atlanta.