A few weeks ago, Rob Gronkowski `sent out a tweet that many interpreted as a complaint about his contract. The Patriots decided to pick up Gronkowsk's $10 million option, which means he will now end up making less in 2016. Gronk spared no time in expressing his feelings about the issue on Twitter.
Tom E. Curran, of Comcast Sportsnet, asked Gronkowski's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, about the issue of his contract, but Rosenhaus had very little to say. Rosenhaus responded to Curran's question by stating "Not talking about that, I appreciate you asking but not getting into that.”
The tweet can mean several different things depending on how you interpret it, but the fact remains, the contract is on Gronkowski's mind. Whether he is happy or angry with the decision, he took time out of his day to express his opinion on the matter. One would think that if the contract wasn't an actual issue, Rosenhaus wouldn't have a problem discussing it, at least to dispel the rumors, but that isn't the case.
Now, the question remains, will the Patriots need to change Gronkowski's contract in the near future? Many people would argue that it's Rosenhaus' fault for allowing Gronk to sign the contract in the first place. Gronkowski signed the contract, now he has to live with it. That is a very valid argument, but then again, no one complains when the Patriots ask players to restructure and take a pay cut.
Whatever comes of this situation, there is no way a contract dispute causes the Patriots to lose this player. Gronkowski is a once in a generation type of player, and the Patriots should and will do whatever it takes to keep him in New England.
By Matt Watts