New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski hasn’t looked like himself as a receiver this season, fueling speculation that he may be ready to hang up his cleats.
As he showed last week, Gronk is still an elite blocker, but he’s not nearly as dangerous catching passes as he used to be. That will happen when you battle injuries like he has the last few seasons.
Gronkowski is only 29, but with his body breaking down, he has a lot to consider this offseason. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, it might be time that Gronk trades in football for the entertainment business.
“If you talk to people close to him, they think there’s a strong possibility that this is the offseason he decides to hang it up and potentially go into a second career,” Rapoport said. “Maybe in the WWE, although that is probably unlikely. More likely from Gronkowski, he will try and be a movie star.”
From @NFLGameDay: As #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski mulls retirement this offseason, it doesn't sound like the WWE is in his future. Perhaps movies, though. … This is very important news. pic.twitter.com/S4obsWijRv
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 20, 2019
Count me as one of the people who think Gronkowski would be a tremendous (and hysterical) addition to WWE. However, he could work on the silver screen, particularly in comedy or action films.
In the meantime, if this is the end for Gronk, he will try to send himself and his teammates out as champions. New England takes on the Kansas City Chiefs later this afternoon for the right to go to the Super Bowl.
Gronkowski has caught one pass for 25 yards in last week’s win over the Los Angeles Chargers.