The New England Patriots and Aaron Hernandez have reached an agreement on a long-term extension, according to ESPN Insider Adam Schefter.
There have been no reports on the finical part of the deal but Hernandez will be locked up with the Patriots through the 2018 season.
With Hernandez being signed through 2018, that means he’ll be paired with fellow tight end Rob Gronkowski for the near future as Gronk was signed to a massive eight-year, $55.23 million extension back in June. Gronk’s contract is good through the 2019 season.
With Gronk and Hernandez emerging as not only the greatest tight end tandem in the 2011 season, but quite arguably the duo are the greatest tandem in the history of the NFL. Having them both locked up for the near future will pay dividends for aging quarterback Tom Brady.