Is there still hope that Gronk comes back from his retirement? The Patriots
tight end has just made a decision on his NFL career, and fans started
speculating about his comeback. Gronkowski’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, made a
statement about it.
During his interview with Peter King of NBC Sports after Gronk made the
announcement, the agent said it wouldn’t come as a shock if Gronk decided to
come back next season.
“This is me speculating,” Rosenhaus said. “This is nothing that Rob and I talked about specifically. I don’t want to get anybody’s hopes up. Rob Gronkowski is retired and it’s unlikely that he will ever play football again. however, I did close my conversation with Rob yesterday when he called to tell me he was going to retire, and I said, ‘Rob, just keep in mind that if you ever have a change of heart, you can come back and play. I’m sure the Patriots would welcome you with open arms. If it’s sometime during the season. if it’s late in the year. if you feel good and want to come back and play, we’ll make it happen.’ That’s all. It was just a suggestion. I couldn’t let go without leaving that in Rob’s ear.
“Hey listen, Jason Witten did it. Witten another Hall of Fame tight end.
he took the year off and decided to come back. Rob is 29 years old. He’s still
a very young man. It wouldn’t shock me if he has a change of heart, if he feels
great and he decides that he wants to play football. But this is just me
talking. This isn’t Rob. And I don’t want to create any unnecessary
expectations. Rob is a very unique personality. If the team was struggling or
they needed him at some point next year, and let’s just say hypothetically Tom
Brady gave him a call and said ‘Rob, I need you,’ I wouldn’t be shocked if he
came back to play a few games.”
According to the agent, Gronk just wanted to do nothing.
“It’s time,” Gronk said, as Rosenhaus said. “I just won another championship. I’m going
out on top. I just want to do nothing for a while. I just want to be me. I just
want to have fun.”