Veteran cornerback Stephen Gilmore has found a new home.
According to CBS Sports Rosina Anderson, Gilmore has agreed to a contract with the Indianapolis Colts. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports it’s a two-year deal worth $23 million with $14 million guaranteed:
Two seasons ago, Gilmore was honored as the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year after leading the league in interceptions (six) and pass breakups (20). Especially in retrospect, the fact that he was immediately the subject of trade rumors during the subsequent offseason was a warning sign.
Gilmore was a Pro Bowler again in 2020 but only appeared in 11 games because of a knee injury and then a torn quad. His recovery from the latter injury prevented him from making his 2021 debut until Week 8, by which time the New England Patriots had traded him to the Carolina Panthers.