Rob Gronkowski has yet to officially announce his playing decision for the 2019 NFL season. The star tight end said after the Super Bowl win over the Los Angeles Rams that he had a lot to consider moving forward.
The star tight end’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN in early February that his client would likely be announcing a decision in a “couple of weeks.”
We’re now several weeks removed from that comment, and no official announcement has been made.
Rosenhaus appeared on Peter King’s podcast this week and went into detail about Gronkowski’s decision.
It’s a tough decision, apparently.
“He loves football,” Rosenhaus told King. “He loves playing with [quarterback Tom] Brady and [head coach Bill] Belichick and his teammates. He loves to win championships. But at the same time, the amount of pain and punishment that he’s had to endure, for somebody who can do something outside of football and be a huge success — whether it is broadcasting, or acting, or endorsements — Rob has so many opportunities. It is a tough decision. I am sure he would love to play football, but at the same time he has to consider where he is from a physical standpoint.”
Gronkowski has gone through an incredible amount physically over the course of his career with the New England Patriots.
While the Patriots would obviously love to have him back, no one would blame him for stepping away at this point.