Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract
They absolutely gave him extra in 2020. He was scheduled to receive $10.5m in cash in 2020 but instead they gave him $15.5m. They didn't have to do it but they did.
It's not about contract value to Gilly. It's about straight cash that hits his bank account on an annual basis.
No. His overall contract they didn't give him 5m more total money. They slid 5m up a year early. I think Gilmore is one of those rare players you give the guy the cash. Don't mess it up like they did with Gronk and Brady.
This is a guy who was a rare defensive player of the year, still made the pro bowl last year, the guy is still an elite talent.