There have been reports that the New England Patriots have considered trading Rob Gronkowski. Here are three reasons why they shouldn’t.
Even though it looked like most of the drama was behind them, the New England Patriots recently found themselves having to deny reports again. Not too long ago, it was reported that the Patriots had some trouble between Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and Robert Kraft over what to do with Jimmy Garoppolo.
Garoppolo was ultimately traded to the San Francisco 49ers, as the Patriots committed to Tom Brady for at least the next few years. With all of that seemingly behind them, the Patriots now have to deal with the situation surrounding the Gronkowski rumors.
Recently, Adam Kurkjian reported that the Patriots were close to trading Gronkowski and the Tennessee Titans and San Francisco 49ers were potential suitors.
According to the report, Brady threatened to retire if the Patriots traded Gronkowski, and Kraft ended up nixing a deal. Considering the Patriots are coming off a great season that nearly resulted in a sixth Super Bowl win, trading their second best offensive player would have been a shocking move.
However, the Patriots have been known to trade stars that are either demanding more money or going to be needed to be paid soon. While we have seen it in the past, Gronkowski is the best at his position and replacing him would have been impossible. We will have to see what comes out of this report in the coming days, but here are three reasons why the Patriots should not trade Gronkowski.