Rob Gronkowski Jan 21, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) warms up before the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Former New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski is widely regarded as one of the best players in franchise history. Despite this, he isn’t afraid to talk poorly about the current team, ripping star Patriots pass rusher Matthew Judon for his ongoing contract situation that caused a training camp hold-in.

Judon is coming off of the best season of his career, recording 15.5 sacks en route to his fourth Pro Bowl appearance. This has led to Judon wanting a new contract extension, which has yet to come for him.

This caused Judon to report to training camp, but has rarely participated since training camp opened last week, which has been something disgruntled players have been doing increasingly as of late to avoid fines with a traditional hold-out.

Gronkowski has taken notice of Judon’s lack of participation in training camp, and blasted him for his decision to come to training camp knowing he had no intention of participating fully.

“Matthew Judon holding out and not participating in drills at training camp is one of the weirdest things I’ve ever heard,” said Gronkowski during an appearance on The Dan and Ninko Show earlier this week. “That is silly, I don’t know, just go hold out. You don’t want to get fined, but you are asking for more money? If you are asking for more money, then be a boss and ask to cancel the fines out. I don’t know, it’s a weird situation, it is silly.”

It seems like Gronkowski’s gripe is that if you are at training camp, you are typically expected to fully participate. And Patriots fans likely feel the same exact way regarding Judon’s holdout.

[The Dan and Ninko Show]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.