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Rob Gronkowski reportedly in ‘no hurry’ to make retirement decision

Rob Gronkowski has yet to say whether or not he will play football in 2018, and that could be because the star tight end truly does not know.

Talk of Gronkowski potentially retiring came up immediately after the Super Bowl, when he admitted that he has not decided if he will return to the Patriots next season. According to Peter King of The MMQB, that is still the case a month later.

I’m told that as of now New England tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn’t made a decision about continuing his football career. And after 115 starry and injurious NFL games, he is no hurry to make one.

It’s interesting that King placed emphasis on the amount of injuries Gronkowski has dealt with. While that is almost certainly a factor in his decision, a recent report indicated he considered retiring prior to the 2017 season largely because he was frustrated with the culture in New England.

Gronkowski is set to make nearly $20 million in cash over the next two seasons. There has been some speculation that he wants more money, and that’s always a possibility. He’s already considered one of the greatest tight ends to ever play, so he may want to be compensated accordingly after all his body has been through.

As for when Gronk will make a decision, his agent recently said there is no timetable.


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