Rob Gronkowski’s agent says TE still hasn’t made retirement decision
New England Patriots fans are waiting to hear if Rob Gronkowski plans to play another season in 2019, and apparently the tight end’s agent has no more information about the situation than we do.
Drew Rosenhaus appeared on ESPN’s “NFL Live” Monday, and he said Gronkowski still hadn’t made a decision about his playing future as of Sunday night.
Drew Rosenhaus on NFL LIVE on Rob Gronkowski’s status on a decision to play in 2019: “I talked to Rob last night and he won’t even tell me. He hasn’t made a decision yet… I honestly don’t know. I’m waiting to see like everybody else.”
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 11, 2019
Gronkowski openly contemplated retirement after the Patriots lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in the Super Bowl last year, so it was widely assumed that this past championship run would be his last one in New England. However, the five-time Pro Bowler appeared to drop a hint recently that he could return for one more season.
With or without Gronkowski, the Patriots will likely address the tight end position in the draft. Gronk’s role in the passing game was cut back drastically last year, and there’s no reason to expect him to return to his old form in 2019 even if he does play.