I never really considered this, but it does seem possible given New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s habit of getting himself hurt – the latest a back injury he suffered in Sunday’s win against the Jets – just two weeks after suffering a lung injury against Seattle.
We’ve seen head coach Bill Belichick jettison some pretty good players over the years, usually due to money, so why not Gronk? Is he that valuable to the team if he’s frequently riding the bench with an injury?
Former NFL linebacker and current CBS Sports analyst Bart Scott thinks that Gronkowski won’t be in New England for much longer:
“Gronk’s on his way out (of New England),” he said Monday on CBS Sports Radio’s “The D.A. Show.”
“Because of injuries, and they don’t stick with you when they see you slipping. When you have a big man that starts having back problems – he’s only in his seventh year, and he has two years remaining. And guess what? They already brought in his replacement and they can get him for cheaper.”
“We talk about knee injuries, back injuries, elbow brace forever. Listen, man, you think Bill Belichick going to stick with you? Negative. He’s not in the foxhole with you.”