It looks like the best tight end dual threat in the NFL will be around for a while. It was back in June when The Gronk signed a six year, 53 million dollar extension to stay with the Pats (richest tight end contract in NFL history) and today morning; sources say the Pats and tight end, Aaron Hernandez have agreed to an extension through 2018. The numbers of the contract aren’t out yet but the numbers for both tight ends entering their third year in the NFL are amazing. For Hernandez the 2011-12 season was one, just like Gronks, that put the world on notice as to just how good this tight end set really is. The versatile tight end, who also ran some time at wide out and half back; had 79 receptions for 910 yardon which was third on the Pats behind Gronk and Welker. Speaking of Welker, this new extension just once again opens the conversation on why he hasn’t gotten a new deal yet. If the Pats choose to go in a new direction next season…at least the Gronk and Hernandez will be here for the long run.

It looks like the best tight end dual threat in the NFL will be around for a while. It was back in June when The Gronk signed a six year, 53 million dollar extension to stay with the Pats (richest tight end contract in NFL history) and today morning; sources say the Pats and tight end, Aaron Hernandez have agreed to an extension through 2018. The numbers of the contract aren’t out yet but the numbers for both tight ends entering their third year in the NFL are amazing. For Hernandez the 2011-12 season was one, just like Gronks, that put the world on notice as to just how good this tight end set really is. The versatile tight end, who also ran some time at wide out and half back; had 79 receptions for 910 yardon which was third on the Pats behind Gronk and Welker. Speaking of Welker, this new extension just once again opens the conversation on why he hasn’t gotten a new deal yet. If the Pats choose to go in a new direction next season…at least the Gronk and Hernandez will be here for the long run.