Stephon Gilmore's days in Foxboro may be numbered.
The New England Patriots cornerback has become the subject of trade rumors with the team at 2-4 and in a position to sell before the Nov. 3 deadline. Gilmore also appeared to list his Foxboro house for sale, stating "all offers if any due on Tuesday, November 3rd & 5PM."
So if you connect the dots, it certainly looks like Gilmore could be dealt soon. But what would the Patriots get in return for the two-time first-team All-Pro? Albert Breer of The MMQB provided some insight.
"If you're not going to compete for a championship, you have to see what you can get for someone like Stephon Gilmore," Breer said. "I can give you guys a list of 10 guys who have gone for first-round picks over the last two years. Every single one of those guys was 27 years old or younger.
"The question becomes what you're willing to take for him, because I don't think it's going to be a first-round pick. But if you're willing to move him for a second or a third, I think there could be a market out there for him."
It's worth noting head coach Bill Belichick poured some cold water on the idea of a Gilmore trade Wednesday morning, but the Patriots reportedly have been active in trade talks involving the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year.
Gilmore's base salary in 2021 is $7 million and his cap hit is $16.7 million. His contract expires after next season.