The NFL rumor mill hasn’t really been churning out many jaw-droppers this offseason.
Odell Beckham Jr is certainly one, but that’s hardly a surprise. Beckham’s frequent on and off the field antics with the Giants have made him a good bet for the chopping block for quite some time now. But, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick possibly dealing Gronk is the whopper of NFL trade rumors thus far.
It remains to be seen if there’s any truth to the notion, but 49ers Webzone appears to be on to something. Quoting an anonymous source, the website is suggesting that the uncertainty surrounding Gronkowski’s football future has already got Belichick preparing for life without the most dominant player in football. Surely, the news that Gronk just landed a movie role isn’t helping either.
“A Bill Belichick-friendly source agreed with my thinking that once a player makes Belichick start to contemplate life without him, Belichick starts to warm to being without that player. He imagines you gone,” the report states. “The longer Gronkowski goes without saying he’s all in, the chances of him being traded increase, the source said.”
Again, it’s only the beginnings of a rumor at this point, but it’s the juiciest one the offseason has graced us with yet in 2018.