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    Could Gronk be traded?

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    Could Gronk be traded?
    Mike Florio,ProFootball Talk on NBC Sports 21 hours ago
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    It’s been nearly two months since Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski declined to commit to another season of football. Could the Patriots be inclined to make the decision for him? Via TheBigLead.com, Boston Sports Journal has crafted an intriguing bit of (mostly) speculation regarding the possibility of the Patriots trading Gronkowski. Citing a “Bill Belichick-friendly [<a rel="nofollow" href="http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/03/30/could-gronk-be-traded/">more</a>]

    It’s been nearly two months since Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski declined to commit to another season of football. Could the Patriots be inclined to make the decision for him?

    Via TheBigLead.com, Boston Sports Journal has crafted an intriguing bit of (mostly) speculation regarding the possibility of the Patriots trading Gronkowski. Citing a “Bill Belichick-friendly source” (that’s the first time “Belichick” and “friendly” ever have been used in the same breath), Greg Bedard suggests that, when circumstances force the Patriots head coach to contemplate life without a given player, the Patriots head coach begins to warm up to the idea of not having the player.

    Bedard identifies the Rams and 49ers as potential destinations. The compensation for Gronkowski, who has two years left on his current contract and may have only one year of football left in his career, isn’t clear. Let’s assume that the Patriots could get a first-round pick for Gronk.

    If that’s the case, there’s no reason for the Patriots to finalize the deal now. Whether it’s the Rams at No. 23, the 49ers at No. 9, or anyone else, the goal would be to acquire the pick not four weeks in advance of the draft but when the pick is on the clock. This would prevent the Patriots from being leapfrogged by a team that successfully guesses its intentions for the pick.

    But can the Patriots manage to keep the trade quiet that long? Absolutely. The Patriots routinely insist on secrecy from teams and agents as to all transactions; four weeks ago, agent Drew Rosenhaus wouldn’t comment on whether the Patriots had simply asked Gronkowski about his plan for 2018.

    His plan for 2018 may be to play for another team. And it’s possible that Gronkowski has feigned interest in retirement in the hopes of getting the Patriots to decide on their own to get what they can for a guy whose career may be pulling into the station.

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  • #2
    Would a 4th round nab him?

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    • #3
      I like Jake Butt and I cannot lie.

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      • #4
        I thought we already grabbed and picked Jake’s Butt.

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        • #5
          I'm as excited about Butt as anybody.

          But the guy is totally unproven. Any setbacks or growing pains and Denver is down to Heuerman and Traylor. That is just disgusting. It's inexcusable that Elway let the position get this bad. Even if Jake delivers, there should be another reliable and starter-quality option.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Brohemoth View Post
            I'm as excited about Butt as anybody.

            But the guy is totally unproven. Any setbacks or growing pains and Denver is down to Heuerman and Traylor. That is just disgusting. It's inexcusable that Elway let the position get this bad. Even if Jake delivers, there should be another reliable and starter-quality option.
            Yes even Elway said “we will have to hold our breath when we look at Butt this season”.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Pony Boy View Post
              Yes even Elway said “we will have to hold our breath when we look at Butt this season”.

              It's true. He could really stink. Hopefully Elway's crappy draft's are behind him tho.

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              • #8
                I’d take Gesicki in the 2nd.

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                • #9
                  Love the idea of seeing what Butt can do...

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                  • #10
                    Gronk isn't going to want to close out his career on a couple of VJ's 6-10 teams.

                    He should just retire, bulk up, and follow the John Cena/Rock Hollywood career path. Denver should consider snagging South Dakota Gronk or Andrews at 71 if one of them is there.
                    Last edited by razorwire77; 03-31-2018, 08:12 AM.

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                    • #11
                      I'd imagine they draft one within the top 3 rounds, but yes, it's pretty risky to assume Butt will be all-world without playing 1 NFL down.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hades View Post
                        It's true. He could really stink. Hopefully Elway's crappy draft's are behind him tho.


                        I see what you did there.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by hades View Post
                          It's true. He could really stink. Hopefully Elway's crappy draft's are behind him tho.
                          Butt is not going to stink!

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                          • #14
                            I agree we need more depth at TE. We don’t know if Butt will stink or not. Until he lays it all out there on the field, we will be waiting in wonder.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by qbronco View Post
                              I agree we need more depth at TE. We don’t know if Butt will stink or not. Until he lays it all out there on the field, we will be waiting in wonder.
                              Even if Butt becomes good, you still need a quality TE #2.

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