Boston Sports Journal’s Greg Bedard says that there is an increasing likelihood that Rob Gronkowski of the Patriots will be shipped out of New England. With an off-season filled with more questions than answers as to his 2018 status, Gronkowski could join Odell Beckham Jr. on the trading block.
Bedard says that once a player makes Belichick contemplate life without him, the coach begins to warm up to the idea of them no longer being around.
Gronkowski, 28, did not commit to playing another year for New England. This uncertainty came to light after the Patriots’ loss of 41-33 to the Eagles this past Super Bowl.
The five-time Pro Bowler casually mentioned that he would sit down soon to see where he’s at.
However, there’s a rumor going around about the Patriot tight end. After a tense minicamp during the summer, Gronkowski may be permanently hanging up his cleats.
Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston commented that Gronkowski didn’t seem to enjoy himself last season. Curran continued by saying this was despite the man’s body condition which had been better than it had been in a long time. Even though Gronkowski is one of the most outgoing players in any position, he’s starting to wear thin.
Whatever Gronkowski decides, he has many options to chose from for his next path in life should he want a change of pace
Football isn’t Gronkowski’s only field of interest on which he can focus his attention. Be it WWE or his budding acting career. However, if he is released from the Patriots and still feels called to football, there are still options. The most prominent possibility being a reunion with Jimmy Garoppolo in San Fransisco. The Rams are also another possibility.
As expected, Belichick is keeping talk regarding transfers classified.
When ESPN asked the coach about his thoughts on the matter, he refused to answer. The only thing he would say is that he didn’t want to speak for anyone else. He valued the coach-to-Player conversations and would not betray the trust that went with them.