Rob Gronkowski immediately takes back his decision to retire
New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski is coming out of retirement. He decided he wanted to continue playing football the day after he announced his retirement.
I guess he felt you can only party so much that it’s actually kind of nice having something to do. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady can look forward to another “Super Bowl favorite” season with one of the most lethal tight ends in the game.
I saw this coming. I mean, how could you not? His retirement came out of nowhere really, which makes me think “Gronk” was just in it for the attention. Clearly, I was right.
Think about it. He’s only 29 years old, a social media icon and as long as Tom Brady stays in the league, he has a chance to win more Super Bowls. He really had no reason to announce his retirement.
I think this is good for the league. We need at least a couple more years of Gronkowski being one of the best tight ends before the younger talent emerges. This also means I can draft him in the third round of my fantasy football draft. OK, not that high, but he will be on my team one way or another.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick weighed in on the situation. “Well, I knew he wasn’t gone forever,” Belichick said. “I bribed him with kind words and the fact that we are favored to win the Super Bowl yet again. It’s kind of hard to pass up that kind of stuff.” It’s strange to me that Gronk would even consider retiring.
He decided he wanted to continue playing football the day after he announced his retirement.
Brady had a few words to say as well. “Whew, that was a close one,” Brady said. “I tell ya man, if we lose Gronk, I have no safety valve. I mean, I’ll still probably find a way to win the Super Bowl anyway, but, man, now I don’t have to work as hard! Which reminds me, gotta hit the gym!”
I knew this was going to happen. Rob Gronkowski will be coming back for his 10th season as a New England Patriot. I would argue he has two more seasons of being a top-five tight end in the league. It should be interesting to see what he does next season.