Rob Gronkowski hints he will mull retirement
Rob Gronkowski hinted after the New England Patriots’ loss in the Super Bowl that he will consider retirement.
Gronk spoke with the media after the game and made it clear that retiring is something in his mind.
Rob Gronkowski said he was going to reflect on his future when asked if he’s considering retiring.
He wouldn’t commit to returning in 2018. pic.twitter.com/ApdZKKMqyM
— Henry McKenna (@McKennAnalysis) February 5, 2018
“I’m definitely going to look at my future for sure. I’m going to sit down the next couple of weeks and see where I’m at,” Gronkowski said.
He was then asked what would make him retire.
“I’m not ready for these types of questions right now. I’m just going to sit down, I’m going to talk to my teammates. We fought all year long … I’m just going to reflect on the season, proud of the boys, and see what happens.”
Gronkowski is only 28 and has been one of the top tight ends in the game for the past several years, if not the very best. However, he’s fought injuries his entire career. He had back problems coming out of college, underwent season-ending back surgery last year, suffered a concussion in the playoffs, had a broken arm a few times, a knee injury, and much more.
What would be crazy is seeing Gronk retire from the game in his 20s while Tom Brady keeps playing even into his 40s like he supposedly will do.