Rob Gronkowski hints he will be back with Patriots in 2019?
Like he did a year ago, Rob Gronkowski is once again openly contemplating retirement after another hard-fought battle in the Super Bowl. But even with the New England Patriots coming out on top this time, it does not sound like a guarantee that the star tight end will be calling it a career.
Not long after the Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams to win their sixth Super Bowl in the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady era, Brady shared another one of his patented videos with Gronk that seemed to be directed toward the haters. However, this one may have had an additional message.
If you really want to read into things, you could make the argument that Gronk’s hand gestures at the beginning of the video were his way of saying he is weighing his options. Both he and Brady appear to be contemplating something before looking at each other, smiling and nodding their heads. The clip then ends with the message “To be continued…”
We already know Brady isn’t going anywhere despite having more championship rings than he can fit on one hand, and there’s a line of thinking that he might be able to convince Gronkowski to give it one more go. Gronk has one year remaining on his contract and a base salary of $9 million for 2019.
Given the way he described his physical condition after the Super Bowl, it would hardly be a surprise if Gronkowski decides to retire.