Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 1/14/13
As I drove back from my uncle's house after watching the Patriots handily beat the Houston Texans for the second time this season, I listened to WEEI and heard multiple callers proclaim that the Patriots should trade Rob Gronkowski. I thought about entertaining this idea and trying to play both sides of the argument, but it is just too outlandish of an idea to play along. Let's deconstruct this trade proposal in a couple of ways: Rob Gronkowski's value as a player and the Patriots upside (or lack thereof) of trading him.To put this simply, Rob Gronkowski is the best TE and one of the best young players in the NFL right now. Don't believe me? Rob Gronkowski broke the previously held single-season touchdown record for a tight end in his second year in the league, and he broke it by four touchdowns. He accumulated 17 passing TD's (almost 18, but it was changed to a rushing TD), breaking the record of 13 set by Vernon Davis and Antonio Gates. He broke the record for receiving yards by a...
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