Jets respected Gronkowski, but will take the “good news”

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The Jets have made themselves better this offseason, but they got another boost yesterday with the retirement of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

And while they may not help with the cost of the retirement party (which is going to have quite the bar tab), Jets CEO Christopher Johnson did acknowledge the obvious.

“Look it, it’s obviously good news for the Jets because he’s an amazing player,” Johnson said, via Brian Costello of the New York Post. “To take a step back, I’m going to miss him as a player because he’s absolutely magnificent. If you ever play the game like I do of if I could steal that player off that team, he’s one of the top players I’ve always wished was a Jet. Just an extraordinary man and extraordinary player.”

In 15 games against the Jets, Gronkowski caught 65 passes for 818 yards and nine touchdowns, which was a lot of the reason the Patriots were 12-3 in those games.

9 responses to “Jets respected Gronkowski, but will take the “good news”

  1. Dream on Jets. After the 2017 season Pats parted ways with starters Solder, Butler, Amendola, Cooks and Dion Lewis (and Marty Bennett retired) and other main supporters like McCellin too. And lost Gordon (for now or for good). And the World agreed this time last year that Belichick really was a terrible GM… But, this is the normal roster turnover for a perennial champ in the era of Cap and FA. And only the year before that they won it all without Gronk all year.

  2. The Jets think they have made improvements and they have… on paper. However this happens to them every year. As long as the owners remain the same and they continue to hire clueless coaches, the results will not change…

  3. What difference does it make to the Jets? They aren’t beating them with or without Gronk

  4. Can’t buy a team, Jetsies.

    Pats still loaded and need a few tweaks. Cap space cleared and 5 picks in the top 102 to merge with impressive 2018 draft haul.

  5. In 15 games against the Jets, Gronkowski caught 65 passes for 818 yards and nine touchdowns, which was a lot of the reason the Patriots were 12-3 in those games.
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    Sounds like the Jets did better against him that most teams considering that only works out to be 69 catches, 873 yards, & 10 TDs over a full 16 games.

  6. Pats fans have come to think that ‘ships are a “just add water” thing now.

    Gear up. Brady declined last year and will be 42. Massive talent drain over last 2 seasons. 2 very promising QBs in the division going into their 2nd season, both with improved rosters.

    Jets and Bills will be at the top of the division for the next decade+.

  7. billsrthefuture says:
    March 25, 2019 at 11:03 am
    Pats fans have come to think that ‘ships are a “just add water” thing now.

    Gear up. Brady declined last year and will be 42. Massive talent drain over last 2 seasons.
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    Huh, massive talent drain over the last 2 seasons? If they’ve lost so much talent, how bad are the rest of the teams in the NFL where they’re able to still go to multiple SBs over that time?

  8. I remember when Howie Long retired from the Raiders, the Chiefs sent them a bottle of Champagne to celebrate that they would not be playing against Mr. Long any longer.

  9. Huh, massive talent drain over the last 2 seasons? If they’ve lost so much talent, how bad are the rest of the teams in the NFL where they’re able to still go to multiple SBs over that time
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    Boy isn’t that the truth. “Massive talent drain over the last 2 seasons” and they still ended up not just making the postseason, but in the Super Bowl. That said, and I know they won it all a couple years ago without Gronk, but this loss does feel a little bit different. As it stands, the Pats need to get Brady some TE’s and receivers.

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