New England Patriots: 3 Reasons why Rob Gronkowski should not be traded

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Rob Gronkowski /
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– Title Contender

Arguably the main reason why the Patriots should not trade Gronkowski is because of where the franchise currently sits. As of now, the Patriots are once again expected to win the AFC, and are certainly legitimate contenders for the Super Bowl.

Last season, the Patriots were one of the best teams in the league and had one of the top offenses. With Brady not showing any signs of slowing down, the Patriots have to think about winning rings now.

While Brady is not showing any signs of decline, father time is going to catch up with him eventually. If the Patriots were to trade Gronkowski now, it would be somewhat of an indication that they don’t believe they can win a title. As of now, there is no reason to believe that the Patriots won’t be able to win the AFC in 2018.

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For the Patriots, looking ahead toward the future is always something that they have done, and done well. While trading Gronkowski would likely bring back some good draft picks, it would likely cripple the offense. With expectations of still being a Super Bowl contender, the Patriots need Gronkowski to accomplish those goals and trading him would hurt those chances greatly.