New England's quarterback was asked if he'll be back in 2018.
Asking a player for his plans for the following season immediately after an emotional loss is necessary. But it's probably not the right move to take whatever they say as gospel.
Regardless, multiple New England Patriots players were asked for their plans for the 2018 season following the Super Bowl 52 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night.
Rob Gronkowski says he's not sure if he'll be back. The often-injured tight end says he needs to take some time to decompress and then he'll evaluate what he wants to do.
"I’ll sit down in the next couple of weeks and see where I’m at," Gronkowski told reporters.
Gronkowski's quarterback, Tom Brady, was also asked for his plans for the 2018 season. Brady was less cautious about his plans than his tight end.
"I mean it's 15 minutes after the game ended," Brady told reporters. "I'd like to process this a little bit. I wouldn't see why I wouldn't be back."
Brady is the oldest non-kicker in the NFL, so retirement rumors are always going to be there. But he's been steadfast in his "I'm going to keep playing" answers.
The three-time NFL MVP told reporters before the Super Bowl that he would be back for the 2018 season. It doesn't look like his plans have changed because of the loss.