The NFL offseason has been one of the oddest as well as historic and it doesn’t even include the Covid-19 issues.
Today, the New England Patriots traded away a retired, sure fire Hall of Fame tight end for a fourth round pick to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Trade, pending physical: Patriots are trading TE Rob Gronkowski and a seventh-round pick to the Buccaneers for a fourth-round pick, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2020
While on the surface it appears that the Bucs get the better end of the deal, Rob Gronkowski is one of the best players of the past decade, the reality is he was never going to play with the Patriots again.
He wanted to play with Tom Brady and only with Brady.
The question becomes will O.J. Howard be joining what should be the best offensive group in the NFL?
With Howard he’s never completely fit in with Bruce Arians, but he’ll be playing with Tom Brady.
He’s also coming up on the final year of his rookie contract.
So, would the Bucs look to recoup their fourth round pick? Would they expect more for an expiring, under utilized asset?
Would you be willing to deal the Arizona Cardinals third round pick (72) for Howard if you knew you could get an extension done?
What about both fourth round picks?
Would you be willing to accept a trade down scenario where the Bucs dealt 14 and Howard for the eighth pick?
It will be very interesting to see what the Bucs do next.