The New England Patriots could be without superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the 2016 season after he undergoes back surgery Friday.

The team hasn’t made a final determination if Gronk will return, but we do know the Patriots need to figure out how they will replace him in the offense.

So, could New England sign a veteran free agent to help fill the void?’s Doug Kyed explains the different options the Patriots can pursue in the “NESN Sports Today” video above, presented by People’s United Bank.