Robert Kraft lost one of his best players last offseason. Rob Gronkowski
decided to retire, and he needed a lot of time to make this decision. Head
coach Bill Belichick pressed Gronk to make a decision, because the team had to
start off their training camp. What about the playoffs?
Let’s not forget
that Gronk has yet to sign his retirement papers. But, maybe this is just a
procedure. Gronk is pretty sure that he doesn’t want to return this season. He was
in a lot of pain, and this pain “killed” his desire to stay in the game.
from the NFL in March, and has until Nov. 30 to decide if he wants to return to
the game that inflicted mental and physical anguish on him. Ian Rapoport from
NFL Media says that the Patriots owner wants Gronk back.
When the tight
end cleared out his locker last spring, Kraft told the legend that he wanted
him to return for the playoffs of the 2019 season.
Rapoport, Kraft walked up to Gronk to say goodbye. Several sources confirmed
that Kraft delivered a clear and concise message that would resonate for
The owner told Gronk that he wants him to come back for November, December and the playoffs stretch run. If this happens, the team would not only welcome him back but will stay hopeful that it happens.
Will he make the playoffs?
Rapoport, on a
potential Gronk return, said that Kraft really hopes to see him back on the
Well, try not to jump of happiness. Gronk didn’t give any indication that he’s considering a comeback.
The tight end
has remained adamant that while a return is still possible, it won’t happen
this season. He inked a TV deal with FOX, although he wasn’t present for the
network’s NFL coverage in the past few weeks.
Tom Brady, Julian Edelman and the rest of the crew would gladly take Gronk back. They need his talent to win games, and Gronk should definitely take this into consideration. It’s a big season for everybody in New England.