Folks are losing their minds on social media after it was announced that the Patriots had traded Stephon Gilmore to the Carolina Panthers.
The next chapter of Stephon Gilmore’s NFL career has him heading to the Carolina Panthers. On Wednesday afternoon, news broke that instead of the star cornerback hitting free agency, the New England Patriots landed a sixth-round pick for him from the Carolina Panthers.
Countless teams were probably ready to jump at the chance to try and sign Gilmore, but the Carolina front office had other ideas. As you might have been able to guess, people have been going nuts on Twitter from the second the news broke.
The Carolina Panthers landing Stephon Gilmore seemingly came from out of nowhere
While fans of the Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs and more were eyeing a potential move for Gilmore, financial restrictions played a major role in the Panthers getting things across the finish line. That and more was made clear on Twitter.
Obviously, this is a massive get for the Panthers, especially after they went out and traded for CJ Henderson last week as well. They say defense wins championships, and Carolina is clearly taking that to heart in the middle of the season.
Had you told fans two weeks ago that the secondary would add Henderson and Gilmore before Week 5 arrived, they probably would have told you that you’re crazy. Instead, Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer is making moves left and right, which the fanbase is of course loving.
For Gilmore, he’s eligible to come off the PUP list after Week 6. Come Week 7, you better believe he’ll be ready to make an immediate impact for his new team.