Ty Law has high praise for Stephon Gilmore, including saying he has a chance at Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ryan Hannable
June 17, 2020 - 11:08 am

Coming off a season where he was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year, Stephon Gilmore could have taken it easy this offseason, but instead he's working even harder.

Gilmore is working out with former NFL cornerback Dre Bly, who is currently North Carolina's cornerbacks coach, on a regular basis according to videos on Bly's social media.

Speaking with the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian, Pro Football Hall of Famer Ty Law explained this kind of work ethic is what makes Gilmore one of the best.

“That’s what the great ones do, he is amongst the giants of the league and has a desire to be the best and stay there,” Law said. “I’m loving what he is doing and looking forward to another big year for him.”

Law, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame a year ago, believes if Gilmore keeps this same pace, he could one day join him in Canton.

“He’s the real deal. And he still seeks advice and asks questions. He’s still eager to learn,” he said. “If he keeps it up, he’ll be around a long time. One day, you’ll see him in the Patriots Hall of Fame, and the NFL Hall of Fame, as well.”

Gilmore will turn 30 years old this September and is under contract with the Patriots until the end of the 2021 season.

In addition to winning Defensive Player of the Year last season, he's a three-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro.

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