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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Rob Gronkowski joked he was firing Drew Rosenhaus to hire Jay-Z

Rob GronkowskiRob Gronkowski may be in and out of the operating room this offseason, but the series of surgeries hasn’t led to the New England Patriots tight end losing his sense of humor.

Gronk underwent a fourth surgery on his twice-broken, infected forearm last week. He’s also set to undergo back surgery soon. Despite the surgeries, Gronk is still cracking jokes.

During an interview with ESPN’s “SportsCenter” on Thursday, Gronk’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said his client joked about firing him to hire Jay-Z after waking up from surgery.

“Typical Rob. As soon as he woke up, he joked, ‘Hey, I’m firing you.’ I said, ‘What?’ He said, ‘Yeah, I’m letting you go. I’m going to hire Jay-Z,’ ” recalled Rosenhaus.

“He was joking with me. That’s the great Rob Gronkowski. Immediately after surgery in the recovery room he’s cracking jokes about letting me go as his agent. He’s one of a kind. Nothing’s going to slow this guy down. He’s a ton of fun to represent and an amazing client.”

Rosenhaus is describing Gronkowski’s upcoming back surgery as minor and says they decided it was a good time to get it done since the tight end is already out with a forearm injury. Rosenhaus believes the forearm is a a bigger concern than the back injury.

Rosenhaus, who often speaks glowingly about his clients, says the forearm surgery “could not have gone any better.” He also does not think the surgeries will hinder Gronk’s career.

“I just think he’s going to have a very long, Hall of Fame career, and I don’t anticipate this difficult stretch that he’s had to be a long-term factor for him,” Rosenhaus told SportsCenter.

Gronk led the league with 17 touchdown catches two seasons ago. He has 38 touchdown catches in three seasons and is on his way to a Hall of Fame career as long as he can continue to play.

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