The New England Patriots just got delivered a stiff pill to swallow, giant tight end Rob Gronkowski has a broken forearm. Gronkowski has had at least 10 touchdown receptions in all three of his seasons in the NFL.
With other tight end Aaron Hernandez still on the mend from his high ankle sprain he suffered earlier in the season, the Patriots are going to have to lean on Michael Hoomanawanui and Visanthe Shiancoe as the two tight ends on the depth chart. Hoomanawanui is much more known as a blocking tight end than a receiving threat, let alone a down the field receiver, and Shiancoe is 32 and has barely played this season.
This could make the Patriots extremely vulnerable on offense as he has been Tom Brady‘s right hand man in this offensive attack. Gronkowski will be likely out for four to six weeks, so basically the rest of the regular season. With this being said, Brady still has plenty of targets, but none of them are 6’ 6″ 265 lbs and have had 37 touchdown receptions in the last three seasons, but this is just my take, what do you all think? Let me know!!
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