In a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Gronkowski revealed that he'd retire if he had to make a final decision today. However, the Buccaneers don't need Gronkowski to make a decision right this second.
"If they're like, 'Rob, you've got to decide right now, right this second if you're playing next year,' I would say no right now. It's two days after the season" Gronkowski told TMZ. "I would be like, 'No, I'm not playing.' It's way too soon. You got to give it some time, see how everything plays out."
Gronkowski said he'll have a better understanding of what he's going to do in about three-to-four weeks.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport recently said it's possible that Gronkowski retires with Brady this offseason.
"I’ve always been told that Gronk will only play with Brady," Rapoport said on The Pat McAfee Show. "I would imagine if Brady is done, so is Gronk."
Gronkowski is going to use the next few weeks to "fix all the bumps and bruises." He'll then have to decide whether or not he wants to continue playing.
If he does retire this offseason, Gronkowski will walk away from the NFL as one of the greatest tight ends of all time.