Rob Gronkowski had 9 catches for 116 yards and 2 TD’s in Super Bowl 52. When big plays were needed, the big man came through. After a quiet 1st half, Gronk was used heavily in the 2nd half. There’s no doubt he’s a big part of this Patriots offense.
But that could all change. According to reports after the game, Gronk is going to be evaluating his future and there’s a chance he could retire at the ripe old age of 28.
#Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski said at the podium that he is “definitely going to look at my future, for sure.” Will sit down a few weeks after the season and see where he’s at regarding retirement.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 5, 2018
Rob Gronkowski on possible retirement:
"I'm definitely going to look at my future, for sure, I'm going to sit down in the next couple of weeks and see where I'm at."
Reporter: Rob, what would make you retire?
"I'm not ready for these type of questions right now." #Patriots
— Ryan Talbot (@RyanTalbotBills) February 5, 2018
What a bummer this would be. There’s no doubt Rob has taken some serious licks in his 8 year career, and his future health is certainly something Rob will consider. He has two years remaining on his current deal ($8m in 2018, $9m in 2019). The Patriots already have a bunch of changes coming coaching wise, would hate to see Gronk retire, but he’s gotta do what he’s gotta do.