On Thursday night, former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski made his debut for FOX Sports.
Fittingly, his first appearance as an NFL analyst came as the Patriots faced off against the New York Giants.
During the broadcast, Gronk was asked if he’ll ever come back to the NFL.
Let’s just say he didn’t close the door completely.
“I’d have to be feeling it big time to comeback, it’s always going to be open in my mind. I love the game of football, I love playing it, I love being around the game. I even love watching the game… I’ll always keep the door open,” he said via CBS Sports reporter John Breech.
Gronk def sounds open to a comeback "I'd have to be feeling it big time to comeback, it's always going to be open in my mind. I love the game of football, I love playing it, I love being around the game. I even love watching the game… I'll always keep the door open." #Patriots pic.twitter.com/bES8y8cyvD
— John Breech (@johnbreech) October 11, 2019
His comments came in response to Patriots owner Robert Kraft suggesting Gronk is always welcome back in New England.
“We all love Gronk and I think the bottom line is, he hasn’t put his retirement papers in. We can always pray and hope …. That’s a good academic argument that there is hope for us still with Gronk,” Kraft said on Thursday night.
Gronk appears to be enjoying retirement, but there’s always a chance he gets the itch to come back to the NFL.
We’ll be waiting.