Rob Gronkowski insists he is not thinking about retirement
There has been a lot of speculation that Rob Gronkowski may be playing out the final games of his career with the New England Patriots, but the star tight end insists he is not thinking about retirement as he tries to help the team win another title.
Prior to New England’s dominating win over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reported that people close to Gronkowski believe the five-time Pro Bowler will retire after the season. Gronk later told reporters he is “all in” and not giving that any thought.
Rob Gronkowski, asked about this potentially being his last game at Gillette Stadium: “I’m all in right now. … I haven’t thought about anything like that.”
— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) January 13, 2019
Gronkowski caught his lone target on Sunday and turned it into 25 yards, shedding defenders the way we have seen him do so many times throughout his career. He also played a massive role in the run game and drew the praise of one of his former teammates for the way he dominated Chargers defenders at the line of scrimmage.
While he’s still only 29, Gronkowski has suffered multiple significant injuries throughout his career. He can’t be surprised that people are talking about him retiring, especially since he openly contemplated doing so a year ago and was nearly traded around the same time.