Stephon Gilmore explains why Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs will win Super Bowl LIV
However, in spite of how evenly matched the two teams may be, New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore is leaning toward the Chiefs:
“I think Kansas City wins,” Gilmore said, via ESPN’s Dianna Russini. “I just feel like they have a lot of weapons. (Patrick) Mahomes is the — he’s tough to go against. I played against him a lot of times, and he’s the toughest guy I’ve played against since I’ve been playing — besides Tom (Brady). But he’s great.”
Of course, Gilmore and the Patriots defeated Mahomes and the Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game last season on their way to their sixth Super Bowl title.
New England didn’t even get the chance to face Kansas City in the playoffs this year, as the Pats were eliminated by the Tennessee Titans in the Wild Card Round.
As for Gilmore? The star cornerback is coming off of another spectacular campaign in which he racked up 53 tackles, six interceptions, a fumble recovery, 20 passes defended and a couple of defensive touchdowns en route to a Pro Bowl selection and First-Team All-Pro honors.
Gilmore spent the first five seasons of his career with the Buffalo Bills, making one Pro Bowl before joining the Patriots on a five-year deal in 2017. Since then, he has earned Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro selections twice.