On Friday, freelance NFL reporter Adam Kurkjian, formerly of the Boston Globe, dropped a bombshell report.

According to Kurkjian, the Tennessee Titans had/have an offer on the table for New England Patriots superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski.

Kurkjian later reported that New England completely dismissed his report as fiction.

While it’s not uncommon for teams to deny something that actually happened, I don’t think that’s entirely the case in this situation.

Is it possible that Titans general manager Jon Robinson heard through his close New England contacts that maybe the Patriots were interested in moving Gronkowski and he kicked the tires on a potential deal?

I think that’s absolutely a plausible scenario. In fact, I think that’s what you’d expect from one of the top young general managers in the league.

There are likely hundreds, if not thousands, of deals that are discussed that never get reported, or never even come close to coming to fruition. If not for this report from Kurkjian, this could easily be one of those situations.

But while I think it’s very possible that Robinson had contact with New England about Gronkowski, there’s no part of me that believes there was a deal on the table that Patriots owner Robert Kraft was heavily considering.

I’m not exactly sure what it would take for a team to land Gronk, but I’m sure it would be a king’s ransom. Gronkowski is one of the best players in the NFL, but he’s also missed 10 games over the past two seasons. It wouldn’t be worth it for the Titans to sacrifice their future for one player who could be entering an “injury prone” phase of his career.

The Titans have a solid roster, with a great tight end in Delanie Walker, as it is. There’s no need for them to go crazy trading young players and draft picks.

Fortunately for Tennessee fans, I can’t see JRob getting wild and making rogue deals with the Pats.

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