Tom Brady says he is not expecting Rob Gronkowski to return
The subject of Rob Gronkowski’s potential return to the New England Patriots this season is something that won’t die. The topic was revitalized over the weekend when NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport said Patriots owner Robert Kraft told Gronk the team wanted the tight end back for the stretch run of the season.
That report led to more questions about Gronk’s potential return, but Tom Brady is not counting on it. The Patriots quarterback said on Westwood One Monday night that he is not expecting Gronk to return.
More Brady on Rob Gronkowski: "He’s said countless times this year that he’s not coming back, so you just have to take his word for it.”
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) November 12, 2019
Gronk retired after winning the Super Bowl last season. His age (30) couple with his ability to still be a solid playmaker last season, has led to plenty of rumors about his possible return. However, Gronk started a job with FOX this fall and also said last month he does not have the itch to return.
The possibility of Gronk’s return may be a fun topic to consider, but it seems unlikely to happen.