Rob Gronkowski drops another hint that he could come out of retirement
Until Rob Gronkowski firmly rules out a return to the NFL, the speculation about him coming out of retirement is never going to stop. Judging by the most recent thoughts the former New England Patriots tight end shared on the topic, he doesn’t want it to.
In an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” this week, Gronkowski was asked about the rumors that he could come out of retirement and try to force his way to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He joked about how the comeback rumors started the day he retired, but the Pro Bowler also said he is “not totally done” and has remained in great shape.
"I'm feeling good right now, I'm happy where I'm at. You just never know, man. You just never know. You never know. I'm not totally done."pic.twitter.com/X9mtvDctQH
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) April 21, 2020
There was a recent rumor that Gronkowski was strongly considering a return to team up with Tom Brady again, but that was completely bogus. Gronk even joked about it during an Instagram live session.
Gronkowski is only 30 years old, but he has suffered numerous significant injuries during his career. He was a shell of himself for much of the 2018 season and was just barely able to make enough big plays to help the Patriots win the Super Bowl. His retirement has been compared to when Barry Sanders shockingly walked away from the NFL, but Sanders was still at the top of his game. Gronk was not.
Gronkowski appears to embarked on a new career, so a return to the NFL remains unlikely. It’s possible that he knows the speculation is good for his brand and wants to keep it going as long as he can.