Former Pats’ TE Rob Gronkowski: “I Wouldn’t Say ‘Never Coming Back'”

Rob Gronkowski with Patriots in 2017. Photo by Stephen Lew/CSM/REX/Shutterstock (9065478cs)

It appears that Rob Gronkowski’s retirement from NFL might not be for good as he hinted earlier. During his recent chat with ESPN, Gronkowski admitted that there is still a chance he will play football again.

 Gronkowski told the magazine that he might return at some point, but that he is definitely sitting out 2019.

“I wouldn’t say ‘never coming back,'” – said Gronkowski. “I’m 30 years old. I’m young. I still stay fit, still watch the game whenever I can, still enjoy it. I’m feeling good, but you know, one year off could possibly be the case. Or maybe two years off, man.”

According to Gronkowski, the return to football remains an option and he will be ready for it if he ever changes his mind about retirement.

“It’s always an option in the back of my head.” – he added. “It’s not like I’m not staying in shape and not doing anything. I’m never stressed over it.”

Despite the fact that Rob Gronkowski is retired since March, the rumors and talks about his return never really died out. The latest one came a few weeks ago when NFL Network reported that New England Patriots’ owner Robert Kraft was pushing for Gronkowski’s return for the playoffs this year.

This isn’t a likely move, since Gronkowski would have to be activated by Week 13 in order to be eligible to play in 2019. But 2020 looks more likely now than ever.