Last week, record setting New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski received a very generous contract extension from the franchise. Should teammate Aaron Hernandez now expect a similar contract extension from the Patriots? The tight end tandem entered the league in 2010, each signing four-year rookie deals, Hernandez will become a free agent after the 2013 season. The duo make up the most formidable tight end pairing in the NFL currently and wreak havoc on opposing defenses for years to come, but what is it reasonable for Hernandez to expect from the Patriots?
Hernandez was the Patriots third leading receiver last season with 79 receptions for 910 yards and seven scores while Gronkowski re-wrote the NFL record book with 1,327 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns.