Stephon Gilmore has solidified himself as one of the NFL's best cornerbacks -- and earned some pretty impressive endorsements along the way.
The latest praise for the New England Patriots cornerback comes from former NFL star Charles Woodson, who in a roundtable of legendary defensive backs singled out Gilmore as a player he loves to watch.
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Woodson admitted he was down on Gilmore when he came to New England from the Buffalo Bills in 2017. But the veteran cornerback has impressed Woodson ever since -- especially in Super Bowl LIII, where Woodson said Gilmore delivered an MVP-like performance.
"I thought the way he played and the way he showed out in that Super Bowl -- he could have been the Super Bowl MVP," Woodson said.
That honor went to Julian Edelman, who caught a game-high 10 passes for 141 yards. But there's a pretty strong case for Gilmore, who tallied an interception, a forced fumble and three pass breakups to help New England's defense dominate the Los Angeles Rams.
An endorsement from one of football's all-time great cornerbacks isn't a bad consolation prize, though.
Gilmore has picked up right where he left off this season, holding quarterbacks to a 47.1 percent completion rate when they target him in coverage. Not that Woodson is surprised.
"This year, I thought he's stepped his game up," Woodson added.
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