I suppose they could go the Brady route and give him a one time $7m parting gift or whatever then just go for the comp pick in 2023. I was going to make the point that it felt like Law and Revis were more banged up around the same age, and that Gilmore is faster... but then remembered that Gilmore reportedly had a partially torn quad. I'd be hesitant to extend given that they don't know what he will look like in 2021. So you might be right that they may want to just do something to appease him for 2021 to keep the door open to a return in 2022 and beyond, but not lock them into something that could turn bad in a hurry.Do we even want to do that? He turns 31 in September so not sure I'd be too excited about an extension. For point of comparison, Ty Law's last Pro Bowl season was his age 31 season. For Revis, it was his age 30 season. Both of those guys were physical corners like Gilmore who relied more on technique vs. athleticism so seem like decent comps.
I think I'd rather bank on JC developing than Gilmore holding off Father Time.