The Patriots have reportedly debated extending or trading star cornerback Stephon Gilmore. While any reasonable fan could tell you the former is the right decision, New England is in position to embrace a full retooling should they choose, especially now that Tom Brady is in Tampa Bay.
Trading Gilmore would free up substantial cap space, and rid them of years of contract drama down the road. It makes more sense than what meets the naked eye, despite the wrath the Patriots would face from supporters who -- to this point -- remain loyal to Bill Belichick.
We have no proof that this tweet from Gilmore is directly related to his on-field dilemma, but one could make the argument.
Oof. Gilmore, now more than ever, if forced to appreciate his past in quarantine, rather than simply looking forward to the 2020 NFL season. His future with the Patriots is up in the air.
We can debate the merits of Gilmore's tweet all night, but it doesn't bode well for a fanbase hoping their franchise doesn't do the unthinkable -- getting rid of the 2019 DPOY and the best QB of all-time in the same offseason.