Agent: Gronkowski Won’t Take Long to Decide

February 20, 2019

By Kevin Duffy

Boston Herald

FOXBORO -- As the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots begin constructing their roster for the 2019 season, there remains some uncertainty regarding the immediate future of Rob Gronkowski.

The 29-year-old star tight end has not made a decision on his intentions for next season. Gronkowski considered retirement a year ago, but ultimately announced that he was returning in late April.

Don’t expect such a delay this time.

Gronkowski’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, appeared on ESPN’s NFL Live this afternoon and said his client is still “thinking it through.”

“I don’t want to put any pressure on him and give him a timeframe, but I imagine it will be sometime in the next couple of weeks,” Rosenhaus said.

Gronkowski’s statistical production declined in 2018, but he finished strong with a combined 12 receptions for 166 yards in the AFC championship game and Super Bowl. Gronkowski made two of the biggest plays in each game -- a 25-yard reception on a third-and-5 at the end of regulation versus the Chiefs, and a 29-yard grab to set up the game-winning touchdown against the Rams.

If Gronkowski returns, he’s due a base salary of $9 million next season.