Mike Gillislee has made his way around the AFC East and now things are finally paying off for him as he will play for a championship with the Patriots. Gillislee started his career in 2013 after being drafted by the Miami Dolphins. After a year in Miami in which he barely saw the field, he headed over to Buffalo for a couple of seasons.
Gillislee played in Buffalo in 2015 and 2016, appearing in 20 of 32 games. In those 20 games he managed to carry the ball 148 times for 844 yards, an average of nearly six yards per carry. He also scored 11 touchdowns during his two seasons with the Bills.
This season with the Patriots, Gillislee ran for 383 yards on 104 carries. He also managed to get into the end zone five times. In Super Bowl LII, one might not expect Gillislee to make much of an impact but Tom Brady always seems to elevate players that nobody expects in big games. With that in mind, don’t sleep on Gillislee coming up big in what is going to be the biggest game of his career.