The Patriots already gave out one record extension to a tight end this offseason, signing Rob Gronkowski to what might have been the first record extension to ever look incredibly team friendly. However, don’t expect them to do the same with their other stud tight end, Aaron Hernandez. According to the Boston Herald, the Patriots will not be talking extension with Aaron Hernandez this offseason.
Like Gronkowski was, Hernandez is under team control through the 2013 season, but the Patriots aren’t in any hurry to get him under contract. He’s the least valuable of their two tight ends and now that Gronkowski is extended, they’ll have the franchise tag free for Aaron Hernandez in the 2014 offseason if it gets to that point. Hernandez is owed just over a million over the next 2 seasons.