Stephon Gilmore continues to make a strong case for 2019 NFL Defensive Player Of the Year honors.
The New England Patriots cornerback tallied his fifth and sixth interceptions of the season during Sunday's win over the Cincinnati Bengals. The second was a pick-six in the third quarter that extended the Pats lead to 17.
After his sensational performance, Gilmore shared the highlight of his pick-six and topped it off with a perfect tweet:
Best in the business 💯 https://t.co/KDhNFM17b1— The Gilly Lock (@BumpNrunGilm0re) December 15, 2019
Hard to disagree. In fact, Gilmore's teammates will tell you the same thing. . .
DPOY!!! https://t.co/n6TJcfz5KC— Devin&Jason McCourty (@McCourtyTwins) December 15, 2019
Retweet this message if you think @BumpNrunGilm0re should win Defensive player of the year and I should win @NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year.... All in favor RETWEET! Gilly lock 🔒 niceeeee!!! #DPOY #WPMOYChallenge VanNoy— Kyle Van Noy (@KVN_03) December 15, 2019
As great of a day as it was for Gilmore, the Patriots' lockdown corner believes it could have been even better. He wasn't satisfied with contributing "only" two of New England's four INTs.
"I should have had three. I should have had four," Gilmore said after the game.
The Patriots will gladly take the two, which helped them improve to 11-3 on the season and clinch their 11th straight playoff berth.