Years in the NFL: 7
Teams: Buffalo Bills (2012-16), New England Patriots (2017-present)
Super Bowl wins: 1 (2018)
Bottom line: The New England defense generally runs on interchangeable parts, but the Patriots went out of their way to sign Stephon Gilmore in free agency two offseasons ago.
It’s been a good decision. Gilmore enjoyed a renaissance season in 2018, with two forced fumbles, the second-most passes defended in the NFL (22) and his first NFL sack on Nov. 11.
Gilmore backed up his exceptional regular season with an awesome postseason that included seven passes defended, a forced fumble and two interceptions, including one of Jared Goff in Super Bowl LIII.