Patriots almost traded Gronk to Lions before draft


On Sunday morning prior to the New England Patriots Week 3 game in Detroit against the Lions, it was reported that the two teams had neared an agreement on a Rob Gronkowski trade ahead of the 2018 draft - but the tight end derailed the entire thing by threatening to retire if he were traded. "Brady's my quarterback. That's all. I wasn't going anywhere without Brady", he said.

And after the loss, Gronkowski confirmed the report - and all of the other ones, even - as being the truth.

While not every NFL game is available for streaming on those apps, primetime Sunday Night Football games are - including the Patriots vs. Lions matchup tonight. The ESPN story goes to say that Gronk's threats weren't because of his feelings for the Lions organization, whose general manager, Bob Quinn, and head coach, Matt Patricia, both came from the Patriots.

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Tom Brady completed 14 of 26 passes for 133 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Patriots (1-2).

He made that clear to Bill Belichick, and that ended all trade talks back in April.

Michel took no silver lining in being called upon as the Patriots' lead rusher, saying, "If we aren't winning games, it isn't fun". Kenny Golladay caught six passes for 53 yards and a touchdown, and Marvin Jones caught four passes for 69 yards and a score for Detroit (1-2). The tight end believed he should get a new deal from New England, but the Patriots did not sound inclined to pony up a bunch of additional guaranteed money for a guy with his injury history.