When Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL, the thought around the league was that he’d eventually return to the New England Patriots. Even though Tom Brady would love to have his dependable pass catcher back in the mix, he’s not going to force his hand.
Brady continues having success despite losing multiple weapons. New England has managed to stay undefeated with only Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon as the only true playmakers on offense.
The Patriots could use help at tight end, especially since Benjamin Watson’s return to Foxborough didn’t go as planned. However, Brady isn’t going to push Gronkowski to come out retirement.
When asked about a potential reunion with Gronkowski, Brady made it clear that he’s happy for his former teammate and where he’s currently at in life.
Here’s what Brady had to say, via 247Sports:
“I love that guy. I’m so happy that he’s enjoying his time, his life,” Brady said on Boston’s WEEI radio station this week. “He seems to really be doing a lot of great things. He knows how I feel about him. I want what’s best for him. He’s the only person that can make those decisions. I don’t lobby for those things.”
Adding Gronkowski later this season would be a huge boost for an offense that lacks consistent playmakers. At this point though, it doesn’t appear the Patriots will be able to pull this move off.