The Patriots have been making some of the most significant trades in the league this off-season, and it was no different for the NFL team’s most valuable player, Rob Gronkowski.
In his first two seasons with the team, Gronkowski has played in just eight games, but in his first three years, he’s played in nearly 100.
The Patriots have signed the top cornerbacks in the NFL, and the team’s No. 1 wideout has been their most valuable asset.
Gronkowski was the league’s third-highest-paid receiver last season, but he’s the Patriots’ top-rated wideout this year and has played nearly half of the Patriots games.
He’s also been a mainstay on the team since he was drafted in the fourth round out of Oregon in 2011.
The most valuable play of the year for the Patriots is probably their signing of veteran cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who has a $6 million cap hit.
The Patriots also signed safety Nate Ebner and safety Malcolm Butler.
The biggest impact Gronkowski and the Patriots have made on the NFL is their impact on their team chemistry, and with that comes more wins and fewer losses.
The team has gone from a bottom-five scoring defense last season to the No. 2 scoring defense in the division.
It also went from the No 2 team in total defense in 2012 to the fifth-highest scoring defense overall this season.
The team was ranked second in scoring defense before this off year, but it’s no longer No. 3, and Gronkowski’s play this year has led to more wins.
There are some big questions that the Patriots will have to answer in the coming months, but if the Patriots can continue to get Gronkowski in the right spots and make the right moves to ensure they have the best possible return on their investment, it will be a big step forward.