ATLANTA — Rob Gronkowski is already on record as not commenting about the possibility of playing in 2019. Devin McCourty raised some eyebrows on Monday when he said he was unsure of his status for next season. And that doesn’t even begin to take into account the number of players who could be unrestricted free agents when the new league year begins in March.
Bill Belichick likes to remind people the only thing that’s constant in the NFL is change, and with that in mind, it’s worth noting Sunday could very well represent the last game in a Patriots’ uniform for a number of players.
Let’s take a look at a few of the guys whose status for 2019 could be up in the air at this point. (For purposes of this exercise, we’re going to assume Belichick, Tom Brady and Julian Edelman are all coming back.)