Super Bowl champions are having their offseason, and we all what that means. Tight end Rob Gronkowski will be in the news again, and people will start talking about his retirement. Again.
ESPN’s Mike Reiss said that Gronk has shown up to Gillette Stadium in several occasions since his team won the Super Bowl to give them their sixth championship. According to Reiss, this may mean that the tight end is receiving treatment on his thigh. He also noted that Gronk may be ending the season in a “good place, both team-wise and personally.” Is this his first step towards retirement?
“It might not mean anything significant as it relates to his career intentions, but with tight end Rob Gronkowski saying he is weighing his football future, he has still shown up at Gillette Stadium multiple times over the past couple of weeks. He also made a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital on Wednesday with his family, spending time with patients and donating $80,000. Though he might be visiting Gillette Stadium simply for treatment of his thigh, I also view his time at the facility as a reflection of his being in a good place with how the season ended, both team-wise and personally. That doesn’t guarantee his return in 2019, but it figures to at least be part of his decision-making process on whether to continue his career.”
The word retirement was not on Gronk’s list
Gronk received too many questions about his retirement, and he got fed up with that.
“I haven’t thought about that,” he said ahead of the playoffs. “We haven’t thought about that. We’ve got this big game Sunday still and the playoffs after, so that’s the last things that are on my mind right now. I love the grind. I’m all in. I’ve been all in all season, no matter if it’s been up (or) it’s been down. And I’m going to tell you this right now: I’m going to be all in for the rest of the year, no matter when it is. That’s just my main focus no matter how it goes.”