New England Patriots

Sep 15, 2019; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) runs back an interception for a touchdown against the Miami Dolphins during the second half at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth,

For the first time in four years, it’s actually a question who the Patriots players think will win the Super Bowl. There’s still a week and a half for predictions to roll in, but Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore gave his take to reporters at Wednesday afternoon’s Pro Bowl practice, and he’s going with the Kansas City Chiefs. What has Gilmore siding with arguably the Patriots biggest rival in the AFC? The quarterback. 

“Mahomes is tough to go against” Gilmore told ESPN’s Dianna Russini. “He’s the toughest guy I’ve played against…besides Tom (Brady).”

In their matchup this season, Mahomes targeted Gilmore six times, completing just two passes for 13 yards. Gilmore may have won the battle, but Mahomes had the last laugh, as KC won the game 23-16. 

2019 marked Gilmore’s third Pro Bowl selection and second straight, although he didn’t play in the game last year due to the Patriots playing in the Super Bowl.

Alex Barth is a writer and digital producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Thoughts? Comments? Questions? Hate mail? Let him hear it on Twitter @RealAlexBarth