Is Rob Gronkowski Serious About Returning to the NFL?
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport is reporting that Rob Gronkowski is considering a return to the NFL. Gronkowski tweeted “I’m a bit bored,” on December 21. According to Rapaport, several teams have contacted him to see if he is serious.
With the knockouts after two weeks and change, the’s Dallas Cowboys, Buffalo Bills, Baltimore Ravens, The New York Giants, and of course, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, can all use his services after the turn of the year.
The concept of mercenary Gronk, who appears every January from the movie USAA commercial to give a group with Over 200 yards received and a few touchdowns to try and help lift them to the Super Bowl championship, can be a lot of fun. However, that was not his career goal.
On Sunday, Rapaport spoke on NFL Network’s Morning gameday that Gronk does not want to retire this season, but that he will likely return to the pitch in 2023. Could team up with free agent Tom Brady next year.
Gronkowski appeared on FanDuel TV’s Up, Up and Adams shows, and is adamant, that he does not want to return to the pitch… this season. He doesn’t have the mindset to play football right now. However, he doesn’t completely rule out a return to the NFL in the future.
Whatever thought made the 33-year-old not want to put the pad back on, he needed to be in it forever. Brady could call with a tempting offer if he decides to continue his NFL career in a new location. If Brady calls for any reason other than a golf appointment or other promotional opportunity, Gronkowski’s answer needs to be “no.”
Not every player intends to be Brady, or even play as long as the other two tight-ended legends – Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez. When Gronkowski is at his best, he’s the best to ever play in his position. He is an unstoppable force when it comes to hitting the ball or as a saver. From 2011-2017, every season that Gronkowski played at least 12 games, he received a total of more than 1,000 yards. He also made 10 or more touchdown passes five times.
If Gronkowski’s days were like one of the NFL’s top players feels down, it’s because of all the injuries he’s suffered on the field. Back surgeries, torn ACLs and MCLs, and four surgeries needed to fully heal his broken arm. To play, Gronk will have to play in a device that looks like it was designed by Tony Stark. He’s taken a lot of penalties throughout his career, but he’s also earned a lot. Gronkowski will be the first Hall of Famer to be voted on, and with four Super Bowl rings, he doesn’t need more jewelry.
You don’t want to be out there Gronk.
Training camp. Spent six months of his life watching more movies than Richard Roeper. Jalen Carter is coming, and you will have to trick him.
You’re still 6 feet-7, and the safety balls you loop will get younger and angrier when they knock your feet off you.
You watched some of Team Dolphin’s first games this season, and the arctic blast threw snow and sub-zero temperatures across America over the holidays. Outdoor soccer fields are not the place for you in your 30s in a time of climate change.
My message is simple Rob Gronkowski: Stay home and count your money