Rob Gronkowski

The NFL world was shocked earlier in the week when a report broke that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has shopped the team’s starting quarterback, Mac Jones, to multiple teams this offseason.

According to PFT’s Mike Florio, the list of teams Belichick reportedly called includes the Raiders, Texans, Buccaneers, and Commanders.

However, legendary Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski isn’t buying the rumor or the notion that New England would give up on Jones so fast.

“I think that was fake news,” Gronk told Kay Adams during an appearance on FanDuel’s Up & Adams on Wednesday. “There’s just too much turnover this year. I mean, [Belichick] already got a new offensive coordinator that he didn’t that he brought into place. Just the whole offensive staff was basically turned over this year. And then if you’re shipping your quarterback that’s just too much turnover to have in the NFL for one season and to be able to compete the following year. So I don’t think that’s real news.”

Gronk did note that he thinks Jones needs to start improving in a hurry, or this could become a true reality for the young quarterback sooner than later.

“But in the future, if Mac Jones doesn’t put it together with Billy O’Brien and all that, I could see that being a possibility after this season.”

[Up & Adams]

About Sean Keeley

Along with writing for Awful Announcing and The Comeback, Sean is the Editorial Strategy Director for Comeback Media. Previously, he created the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and wrote 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, and other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle where he is complaining about bagels. Send tips/comments/complaints to