Tom Brady is all about winning, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are desperately thin at corner. Enter Brady’s old teammate, Stephon Gilmore.
Tom Brady has seven Super Bowl rings. In short, he’s got room for three more.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are 3-1, but all isn’t well. The Bucs have been crushed by injuries to their secondary and the result has shown in the stats, with Tampa Bay ranking last in passing yardage allowed with 327.5 against per game.
While the salary cap is tight and Tampa Bay already added a veteran corner in Richard Sherman last week, perhaps general manager Jason Licht gets to work once more. Gilmore, 31, was the 2019 NFL Defensive Player of the Year and once he returns off the PUP List from a ruptured quad (suffered in 2020) come Week 7, he would instantly upgrade the only weakness the Bucs have.
The Buccaneers should hope Tom Brady can help recruit Stephon Gilmore
For the Bucs, Brady is the ultimate ace here. He played for years with Gilmore in New England, with the duo enjoying two Super Bowl victories and three appearances together. After going to the Buffalo Bills as a first-round pick in 2012, he finally earned a Pro Bowl nod in ’16 before signing a massive five-year deal with New England as a free agent.
With the Patriots, Gilmore became one of the NFL’s top talents, racking up a pair of First-Team All-Pro honors along with three more trips to the Pro Bowl. Now set to hit the market at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday afternoon, Gilmore can be the final piece for a contender’s puzzle.
Perhaps Brady makes sure said piece fits in for Tampa Bay.