Rob Gronkowski appears to have made his decision on his NFL future. He's not going anywhere.
The New England Patriots star tight end admitted that he was considering retirement after the loss in the Super Bowl. Gronkowski said he had to consider everything moving forward.
As recently as earlier this week, the All-Pro tight end was reportedly still considering retirement. An NBC Sports report said that Gronkowski wasn't happy in 2017.
"He didn't enjoy himself in 2017," said Tom E. Curran on NBC Sports Boston's nightly show, Boston Sports Tonight, on Monday. "He did not have a good time, despite the fact that his body was in a better situation than its been in a long time and despite the fact that he's one of the most dominant players at any skill position. The atmosphere in New England is starting to wear on him physically and mentally.
"He seriously considered stepping away from the game in training camp. He had kind of had it. At that point his body wasn't responding. He wanted to train a certain way. The team didn't necessarily want him to train the way he wanted to train. They were at loggerheads. He was pissed."
Gronkowski, though, is expected to return in 2018. He's reportedly made his decision.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Gronkowski has pondered his future. He's decided to return.
"He may never make a grand announcement, but the belief is entertainment opportunities (acting WWE) will wait," says Rapoport.
That's obviously great news for the Patriots. New England should once again contend for a Super Bowl in 2018.
How much longer is Gronkowski going to play, though? It seems like retirement is coming within the next year or two.