Latest On Rob Gronkowski’s Future

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).

Rob Gronkowski (vertical)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.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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21 comments on “Latest On Rob Gronkowski’s Future

  1. MiamiPhins34

    Switching to wrestling due to injury would make no sense. That’s asking to mess up his back again as well.

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      • lucienbel
        lucienbel

        Exactly. It’s not what it was in the early days when people were falling twenty feet onto thumb tacks and such. It becomes more and more performance every day.

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        • brucewayne

          and scripted . But a lot more physically demanding on the body than you think . Plus the year long grind of being on the road.

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          • Chris Hernandez

            lol people think they’re landing on pillows in the ring when little do they know they’re landing on 2inch pads and a freakin piece of wood.

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      • Polish Hammer

        It might be scripted but these guys go through a lot of physical activity and contact.

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        • yoyo137

          All he has to do is wrestle part time like The Rock or Brock Lesnar do. Most matches should be set up for him to dominate and keep him healthy.

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  2. E munchy

    Concussion and back issues prior to pro wrestling? That’s why guys get out of the business. If he’s only making a few appearances they should be able to protect him but if he’s talking full time? That might be a problem.

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  3. Rocket32

    Come on now, we all know Gronk is coming back next year. This story and discussion is even bigger nonsense then when people were talking about Brady possibly not playing against the Jags in the AFC Championship game.

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  4. madmanTX

    Gronkowski should try wrestling…with a hungry bear…in a cage…slathered in salmon.

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  5. mcdusty31

    Hasn’t he ever seen what happened to Mickey Rourke in the movie ‘The Wrestler’?

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  6. Z-A

    Right now he Fakes “fake wrestling”. When he actually has to do it, hell end up worse than he would playing football. More of a grind on the body.

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  7. azcm2511

    So he may leave the NFL for the WWE…..both are fake so what difference would it make?

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  8. all in ad

    He wants a raise! Pats should pay him…but they win without him.

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  9. Scott Sandars

    I don’t want the Gronk in WWE..

    But, if you say wrestling is fake.. you won’t mind training then, i mean, it’s all fake, right

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