“I just asked him, ‘Could we do it?’ We just came to the conclusion that we were going to switch,” said Gilmore, “I already knew him from previous years, and we just made a decision that we were going to make it happen.”
He said that the number has a lot of significance to him because players he looked up to like Jonathan Joseph, Sheldon Brown, Champ Bailey, Darrelle Revis and Ty Law all wore it before him.
Gilmore also mentioned that he’s looking forward to building relationships with his teammates and exploring his new city.
“It’s been fun,” said Gilmore, “The first thing I notice is guys welcomed me, and some great teammates. The secondary welcomed me in. They said if I had any questions to ask. I’ll hit the ground running and do whatever I can to help the team.”
“Just trying to go around and see my surroundings because it’s a new city. I didn’t have much of this the previous place I was at. I always go with my teammates, so that’s building a relationship with them, talking at the games and going out in the community. It’s been good.”