In the aftermath of the Patriots’ loss in the Super Bowl, tight end Rob Gronkowski admitted that he could consider retiring. Well, one organization is trying to sway Gronk into ditching the NFL, as renowned wrestling reporter Dave Meltzer says the WWE is attempting to sign the Pro Bowler (via SI.com’s Dan Gartland).
According to Meltzer, the WWE “is willing to offer a similar style deal to Gronkowski that they offered to Ronda Rousey.” Wrestler Mojo Rawley, who is good friends with the tight end, echoed the sentiment, telling TMZ that Gronk joining the WWE is “not a matter of if, it’s a matter of when.”
If Gronkowski retired from the NFL, his decision would surely be attributed to injury. The tight end has suffered his fair share of ailments throughout his career, including a concussion during the AFC Championship. Of course, he’s still only 28-years-old, so there’s plenty more earning potential in the NFL. Gronk is set to make $10MM next season, although money may not be a huge motivator. A previous report indicated that the tight end hasn’t spent a dime of his NFL money, as he’s relied solely on money from his endorsements.
Losing Gronkowski would be a huge hit to the Patriots offense. The former second-rounder has been one of Tom Brady‘s favorite targets since entering the league, hauling in 76 touchdowns through eight seasons. The tight end had another productive season in 2017, catching 69 passes for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns.
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