Report: Rumors of imminent Rob Gronkowski trade have “zero truth”

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Social media has been lighting up today with rumors of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski getting traded, but don’t believe every rumor you see.

Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports Boston reports that there is “zero truth” to any talk of an imminent Gronkowski trade.

The rumors were so thinly sourced that ordinarily they wouldn’t even be worth mentioning. But after a pending Julian Edelman suspension showed up on Reddit one day and on ESPN the next, everyone is wondering what the next big Patriots story to get spilled on social media will be.

Furthermore, a Gronkowski trade isn’t totally unthinkable: There have been reports that Gronk isn’t happy in New England, that he and Bill Belichick don’t see eye to eye, and that he wants a new contract. All that adds up to sound like a player that could be traded.

But just because Gronk could be traded, that doesn’t mean he will be. This is one rumor without a lot behind it.

73 responses to “Report: Rumors of imminent Rob Gronkowski trade have “zero truth”

  1. Who would trade for a player loaded up on PEDs that will be busted and suspended soon while Kraft and his best friend Goodell keep it sealed until he he is traded.

  2. All that this means is that he may or may not be traded; any time you see 0 chances in the NFL there’s a possibility of anything happening… ANYTHING.

  3. How does he know? It’s not like the Pats are known for telling anyone anything.

  4. savethebs says:
    June 8, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    I live in Boston, the Pats fans in my office are crapping themselves right now. It’s great.
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    Sure they are. The Pats won the SB two years ago without him; they lost the SB last year with him. He’s a great player, but no one’s “crapping themselves” over any of this.

  5. thermanmerman99 says:
    June 8, 2018 at 1:52 pm
    Who would trade for a player loaded up on PEDs that will be busted and suspended soon while Kraft and his best friend Goodell keep it sealed until he he is traded.

    Right!!
    If he was traded to the team you root for you would be first in line for a gronk Jersey

  6. I remember how this guy wouldn’t step on the field if he had so much as a small sprain in his pinky finger. But he had no problem literally assaulting a player lying face down on the field and potentially injuring/crippling him forever. His exaggerated sense of self preservation is only matched by an complete disregard for the welfare of other players. I hope he gets Dez Bryanted and Colin Kapernicked.

  7. My guess is Brady took the same supplements Alex Guerrero gave Edlemann and is also getting 4 games. Man, it must be good to be a Patriots fan….. ☺

  8. I went to highschool with Gronk and I’m a life long Bills fan. Even though he should retire a Patriot, the home town kid in me would always love to see him in a Bills uniform. I think we have a better shot of winning a Super Bowl than that happening though.

    P.S. We’re not winning one any time soon.

  9. vikings1234 says:
    June 8, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    My guess is Brady took the same supplements Alex Guerrero gave Edlemann and is also getting 4 games. Man, it must be good to be a Patriots fan….. ☺

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    Even from the bench Brady will outplay Kirk Cousins

  10. guitarfreak21 says:
    June 8, 2018 at 1:54 pm
    All that this means is that he may or may not be traded; any time you see 0 chances in the NFL there’s a possibility of anything happening… ANYTHING.

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    I can think of dozens of things in the NFL that have no chance of happening.

    In no particular order.

    The following teams have 0 chance of winning the Superbowl.

    1) AFC West
    2) AFC North outside the Steelers
    3) Colts, Titans
    4) AFC East outside the Patriots

    I’d continue but you get the point.

  11. vikings1234 says:

    My guess is Brady took the same supplements Alex Guerrero gave Edlemann and is also getting 4 games. Man, it must be good to be a Patriots fan….. ☺
    ==================================================

    It is, thank you very much.
    For future reference, if you’re going to insult Edelman, you should at least try to spell his name correctly.

  12. Pats fans: “We have the Patriot Way. No way we get suspensions like you suckers unless the NFL colludes against us.”

    The Truth (not the poster!): “Uh, it happened. Yeah right.”

    The Patriots are not immune to the balance of the game or of business management. These things happen. Quite frankly they’re not even better than most other teams, because to hear a Pats fan say it, 31 other teams are in disarray. They aren’t.

    I will be interested in seeing the truth in this. Not the spin on it out of NE.

  13. .
    IF… Gronk were to be traded, I’d check in on the Packers. They have two first round picks and a need at TE. Rogers would utilize him well.
    .

  14. Worth asking if now with the Edelman suspension can the Patriots really afford to trade Gronk? Guess it would have to be for an immediate return instead of just future draft picks.

    All the Patriots hate on here is laughable. They are the best team and franchise for the last 15 years. Get over yourselves.

    -Signed a desperate bears fan who wishes we had the sustained success the pats have had.

    P.S. They aren’t cheaters. If thats your best argument then you have no football sense of knowledge. Oh but the ball was under PSI – give me a break they beat the brakes off the colts and it had nothing to do with the football air pressure.

  15. I am used to hearing rumors that have no truth behind them. There were tons of them about Jim Harbaugh in his last season with the 49ers, and the rumors keep coming after he left. Many people claim that he was fired, even though they showed no evidence that Harbaugh was paid for the final year of his $5 million per year contract. Harbaugh would have been entitled to that money if he was fired.

  16. I doubt this is really happening. However, the Chargers would make an interesting trade partner given their current TE situation, and in 2019 they would have both Henry and Gronk.

  17. How about a 3-team trade? Gronk goes to Washington (Redskins), Washington sends Josh Doctson (to take over for Edelman) and a 4th rounder to New England, Washington sends Jordan Reed to the Chargers, the Chargers send a 5th rounder to Washington and 3rd rounder to New England. ** This way Washington gets Gronk and 5th round pick, New England gets Doctson with a 3rd and 4th round pick, The Chargers get Reed.

  18. Not too many top teams have the cap space to sign someone like this and a tight end isn’t a kind of building block piece for a bottom feeder. I don’t for one minute believe this is anything but a rumor, like most of the noise coming out of New England, it makes good cooler talk but has very little behind it. But even if it were true, I can’t imagine for whom this trade really makes sense. I guess we will see. As a Vikings fan I still remember Rick’s spielman saying “we have no intention of trading Percy Harvin”.

  19. faithful49er707 says:
    June 8, 2018 at 2:09 pm

    I’d believe RedditLover_81 or whatever the hell is name is over anybody closely affiliated or that follows the Patriots

    It’s not difficult to find redditlover1981’s first name. He has a couple 2017 postings about COD game and Sledgehammer games called him Brad. Google it yourself.
    I don’t believe the media on their false narratives. It’s all about hate and jealousy of NE.

  20. Seems pretty far fetched. I’m pretty sure if a Gronk trade was imminent they wouldn’t be having him participating fully in practice given his injury history.

  21. Brad redditlover1981 did say think out side of the box and it involves someone with a multi year contract.

  22. vikings1234 says:
    June 8, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    My guess is Brady took the same supplements Alex Guerrero gave Edlemann and is also getting 4 games. Man, it must be good to be a Patriots fan….. ☺
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    Another 4-game rest? Worked pretty good the last time.

  23. What are the odds? Tom Curran’s own words is my nickname for him, zero truth.

  24. Gronk for njoku plus draft pick. Njoku would work well with pats and can you imagine the Browns with Gronk, Gordon, Landry, Carlos Hyde, Duke Johnson and nick Chubb? Powerful offense with a descent QB

  25. The Pats have got plenty of backups in case of Edelman’s suspension holding. They have backup tight ends, they’re fine.

    Which of course drives their haters NUTS.

    Plus ca change, plus la meme.

    We’ll be fine.

  26. savethebs says:
    June 8, 2018 at 1:51 pm
    I live in Boston, the Pats fans in my office are crapping themselves right now. It’s great.
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    The Pats fans in your office have been around for at least 8 Super Bowls and 5 SB Championships. That makes them a lot happier than you. For what it’s worth, the Patriots will be winning the East again and will be back in the playoffs. We get it though. This is the time of year when when even the fans of sub .500 teams believe their teams are better off than NE.

  27. redditlover1981 sounds like a shock media type

    Redditlover1981 • -5 points • submitted 2 months ago

    I’m not. And I’m not saying I’m right and you should follow this 100%. I’m just saying you should come up with your opinion yourself. Instead of just basing it on what everyone else says/thinks.

    I’ve got lots of opinions that arnt conventional. For example

    I don’t think MJ is a top 3 player all time

    I don’t think Bill Belichick is a good coach (at least he hasn’t been a good coach for the past 5 years, he was good at the start of the patriots run) I’m a huge patriots fan btw. But I’m team Brady and josh mcdaniels

    I think Kawiah Leonard is a system player and is a lot closer to being Andre Igodula than Durant/lebron. When a team doesn’t have any scorers someone has to score. He’s like IGGY on the 76ers. And his personality makes it worse. Wouldn’t want him on my team for the max

  28. If the Pats traded Gronk, Pats fans would be disappointed, but not as disappointed as fans of his new team. As we all know, every non-Pats fan considers Gronk to be an always injured, cheap shot buffoon. So the fans of his new team would be crushed, right?

  29. cadreamer1969 says:
    June 8, 2018 at 5:05 pm
    redditlover1981 sounds like a shock media type
    Redditlover1981 • -5 points • submitted 2 months ago
    I’m not. And I’m not saying I’m right and you should follow this 100%. I’m just saying you should come up with your opinion yourself. Instead of just basing it on what everyone else says/thinks.
    I’ve got lots of opinions that arnt conventional. For example
    I don’t think MJ is a top 3 player all time
    I don’t think Bill Belichick is a good coach (at least he hasn’t been a good coach for the past 5 years, he was good at the start of the patriots run) I’m a huge patriots fan btw. But I’m team Brady and josh mcdaniels
    I think Kawiah Leonard is a system player and is a lot closer to being Andre Igodula than Durant/lebron. When a team doesn’t have any scorers someone has to score. He’s like IGGY on the 76ers. And his personality makes it worse. Wouldn’t want him on my team for the max

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    MJ is the greatest basketball player that ever lived.

  30. If it’s just a rumor…why did Vegas casinos remove the over/under win totals for the Patriots…?

  31. r/Patriots•Posted byu/Redditlover1981
    1 hour ago1
    Lol
    As promised at 5pm ET, the major patriots story is…

    There is no news! I have zero sources. I’m just some random bozo on the internet that was able to fool national media outlets (listed below), into taking me seriously.

    Why? To prove journalism in 2018 is an absolute joke. I literally guessed on the Edelman news and when it would be reported. As soon as i saw some random beat writer on twitter say “I’ve got bad news about the patriots”, I took a wild guess about Edelman and posted it to Reddit. Anyways I’m sure the patriots fans here will be a mix of happy there’s nothing negative and anger for being lied to. When I first made the post I thought “oh this will just be funny if it ends up being correct”, and that would be the end of it. But then things changed to be more about trolling the media than you guys…

    I wake up the next day to the Edelman news breaking, and NBC’s profootballtalk (among others) writing serious articles about me, speculating that I was an ESPN employee. Even local Boston radio stations were talking about me as if I’m some sort of vigilante. After laughing hysterically for awhile, I decided to see how far I could take this. I thought the best move would be to build hype around a new story coming out, and see if people actually would continue to take me seriously. Sure enough, they have. My inbox has blown up, everything from fans to freelance journalists asking me for tips. All when IM JUST A RANDOM DUDE, I SHOULDN’T BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

    Anyways the point is…national media, do better. Don’t take some random guys word on the internet. Sorry to the people of this sub, but hopefully you’ll get some enjoyment out of the hysteria that this caused.

  32. “NinersFan1973 says:
    June 8, 2018 at 6:12 pm
    It would be so Belichick for him to deal Gronk to Cleveland.”

    Nah, he has too much respect for guys like Gronk and Garoppolo to do that.

    Jamie Collins on the other hand….

  33. Kraft stopped the deal!!!!! Gronk was going to the 49ers or the titans, and Brady threatened to retire if the deal went down, so Kraft stopped it!!!!!

  34. Since the gossipers can’t destroy the Patriots on the outside, the inside is all that’s left.

  35. Gronkowski is going to phone it in this year, his last. He’ll limp off the field on a moments notice. His only interest is draining NE’s coffers and sucking up as much salary cap space as he can.

  36. derp363 says:
    June 8, 2018 at 7:15 pm

    Kraft stopped the deal!!!!! Gronk was going to the 49ers or the titans, and Brady threatened to retire if the deal went down, so Kraft stopped it!!!!!

    Proven false over and over again. BB isn’t in town. He’s with his girlfriend in another city.

  37. nobody ever needs to know anything but big bill, and big bill always knows – everything, even about the other teams before they know themselves.

  38. vikings1234 says:

    My guess is Brady took the same supplements Alex Guerrero gave Edlemann and is also getting 4 games. Man, it must be good to be a Patriots fan….. ☺
    ==================================================

    It is, thank you very much.
    For future reference, if you’re going to insult Edelman, you should at least try to spell his name correctly.
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    PEDelman?

  39. I say San Diego.

    Hunter Henry and a high pick should get it done.

    NE might not be as tight a ship as they used to be but I don’t think they’d pass up this opportunity to reload.

  40. vikings1234 says:
    June 8, 2018 at 2:08 pm

    My guess is Brady took the same supplements Alex Guerrero gave Edlemann and is also getting 4 games. Man, it must be good to be a Patriots fan….. ☺

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    The highlights of being a Viking fan involve a hail marry in the playoffs just to lose the next week 233-8 and a division rival QB using the petty franchise as his retirement doormat. SKOL deez almondjoys.

  41. “From multiple sources, here’s what I have re: the Gronk rumors. Told Belichick wanted to trade him. Offers on the table w both the Titans and 49ers. He and Robert Kraft had a closed-door meeting to discuss. Tom Brady threatened to retire if the deal went through. Kraft nixed it.” Tweet from Adam Kurkjian…

    It sure appears to be a wild offseason for Pats’ fans…..

  42. crush22 says:
    June 8, 2018 at 3:32 pm
    So…..a Boston reporter says it isn’t true.
    Got ‘cha.

    _____

    So, who was saying it was true? Social media?

    Got cha.

  43. Bahahahahaha!

    It was hoax!!! Got all the haters all lathered up!!! Bahhahahaha!!!!! Haters just got trolled!!!!

  44. The comments of this being a sign of the end are hilarious. Dream with it, dream for the years, dream for the love and dream for the tears. (You guys know the rest)

    Last night I heard on the radio that the initial tweet that triggered this whole thing had over 15k retweets. The retraction that came after saying the info was totally wrong had 218 retweets. Thats how folks roll when it comes to wanting to think the Patriots are over.

  45. Shouldn’t the Pats be worried about the defense that got shredded by a backup in the SB?

    Before all of you NE haters start in on the eagles defense, they were playing against the guy thought to be thE GOAT until after that game when he single handedly gave it away.

    And let the “wait til this year” crying begin…

  46. eaglesmaina says:
    June 9, 2018 at 9:30 am
    Shouldn’t the Pats be worried about the defense that got shredded by a backup in the SB?
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    No.

    The Pats on the offensive side of the ball, new players and those have been around for N seasons, should be focused on getting better at their next practice, and the practice after that, and on and on…

    The Pats on the defensive side of the ball, new players and those have been around for N seasons, should be focused on getting better at their next practice, and the practice after that, and on and on…

    That is typically what the Pats are worried about, and why they have been in the Super Bowl hunt almost every year of this century, and why they are likely to be in the Super Bowl hunt again this season.

    And let the “but they are not having fun” crying begin…

  47. eaglesmaina says:
    June 9, 2018 at 9:30 am
    Shouldn’t the Pats be worried about the defense that got shredded by a backup in the SB?

    Before all of you NE haters start in on the eagles defense, they were playing against the guy thought to be thE GOAT until after that game when he single handedly gave it away.

    _____

    You do realize that you’re talking out of both sides of your mouth here. If the d got shredded, which it did, then how can you say that Brady, who had an excellent game, SINGLE HANDEDLY gave the game away? Did Brady mess up at the end? Yes. But he wouldnt have been in that position if the D hadnt sucked.

    Oh, and Eagles D did get shredded. And they are going to fall flat this year as well. It all went to their heads, just like it did with the Eagle fans. Enjoy your year, but its one and done.

  48. I heard all the players are getting released and the Patriots are moving to Hoboken as a new class AA Mets affiliate.

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