So what will the tight end depth chart look like for the Patriots in the post-Rob Gronkowski era?
Currently, New England has four tight ends under contract for 2019: Jacob Hollister, Stephen Anderson, Ryan Izzo and Matt LaCosse.
Doesn’t strike the same level of fear in the hearts of opposing defensive coordinators as Gronkowski might have, huh?
So what will New England do? I have to believe tight end suddenly becomes a priority for the Patriots. Let’s take a look at 10 possibilities for New England to consider moving forward— five in the draft and five guys who are already in the pros.