Rob Gronkowski Leaning Towards Returning?

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski may be leaning towards a return in 2019 (video link). Agent Drew Rosenhaus said that he spoke with Gronk recently but that the star tight end still has not made a firm decision.

However, Rapoport says that other people close to Gronkowski believe it is more likely he plays next season, and that he will put off retirement for at least one more year. The Patriots are also tentatively planning to have the soon-to-be 30-year-old suit up for them in 2019.

Rapoport indicates that New England has been involved in the tight end market to some degree over the past couple of days, but it does not sound as if they are anxiously seeking a Gronkowski replacement (not that there are too many intriguing TEs available anyway). Combined with several reports we heard back in February, it is looking more and more like Tom Brady will have one of his best weapons back as he seeks his seventh Super Bowl championship.

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      • soxfan1

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  1. brownsfan66

    I’m not sure depends on what gronk does if he makes his decision before the draft which obviously he will it will be clear to take a look into drafting a TE or maybe a trade

  2. Thronson5

    I really don’t get why he would. He’s got rings, got money and doesn’t have much else to accomplish and you can tell injuries have taken a toll on him last season. He looked slower and almost like he didn’t like being hit whereas before he would take a hit and keep moving. Maybe I’m wrong, and if I am I’ll admit it but he just seemed like it was his time last season.

    • kenleyfornia2

      1 expensive year on a contract left. I think this will be his last season

  3. sportsfan101

    Why is this titled the way it is? The article clearly says he is leaning towards playing not retiring..

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