New Orleans Saints should trade for Stephon Gilmore

Stephon Gilmore
Is Gilmore on the trade block? Photo from Patriots Wire.

New England cornerback Stephon Gilmore has recently been in the trade rumours and it might not be as crazy as you think.

The 2019 Defensive Player of the Year is 30 years old and looks to be in decline.

He had a career high six interceptions last season, through the first six games this season, he only has one.

Gilmore also had a career high in pass deflections last season with 20. However, this season he only has two through the first six games.

With this decline in production, Gilmore could still have a good season in the ten games that are left.

There are a few teams that could do with a player like Gilmore. However, if Gilmore is to be traded the likelihood is that it would be to a contender due to him being older.

One of these teams is the New Orleans Saints.

The Saints are 4-2 this season sitting second in the NFC South behind Tom Brady’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers who have played one extra game and sit at 5-2.


New Orleans have conceded the second most passing touchdowns (17) and having played one game less than the team above them, Atlanta Falcons, and only two touchdowns behind.

Gilmore could be the cornerback the Saints need to limit these touchdowns into field goals or, even better, a few turnovers.

Even though it does not look like the two-time All-Pro cornerback is in his prime anymore, that does not mean he is bad.

Having the veteran presence of a Super Bowl winning player on defence could help New Orleans a lot.

They already have an all-time great quarterback in Drew Brees commanding the offence throwing to receivers like Michael Thomas and veteran receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

The Saints could be just one move away from contending again, but the big question is who do they need to bring in?

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I'm from the UK, very passionate about the NFL and NBA, I have also started watching more of the NHL and occasionally watch some MLB

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