NFL teams are just a few weeks away from starting training camp for the 2019 season.
The New England Patriots enter the 2019 campaign as the favorites to win back-to-back titles.
The reigning Super Bowl champions, though, are adjusting to life without star tight end Rob Gronkowski. Gronk retired following the Patriots most recent Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams.
A few months later, Gronk remains retired.
However, he may have hinted at coming out of retirement.
The former NFL star chatted with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at the ESPY’s on Wednesday night. During their conversation, Gronk appears to have said, “I’m coming back.”
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Gronk may have been joking, of course. That laugh after saying that he’s coming back makes it seem as such, but with Gronk you never know.
Multiple reports revealed current and former Patriots believe Gronk will get the itch to make a comeback during the 2019 season.
If he gets healthy and makes a comeback after the Patriots’ BYE week, the rest of the NFL could be in trouble.
That’s all speculation, of course.
New England will be thin at the tight end position for the first four weeks of the season as Benjamin Watson serves a four-game suspension.