Rob Gronkowski unsure if he’ll retire after Super Bowl
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has said there is a “zero” percent chance he’ll retire after Sunday’s Super Bowl. Tight end Rob Gronkowski, however, isn’t as definitive when it comes to his own playing future.
Gronkowski said Monday he doesn’t know if the Patriots’ upcoming game against the Los Angeles Rams will be his last, adding he plans to take two weeks after the season to make up his mind.
“I love playing the game,” he said, via ESPN.“After a long season, after the [Super Bowl], a few weeks down the road, you sit back, you relax, you get some downtime, enjoyment time. And you just see where you want to go with it.″
Gronkowski, who turns 30 in May, has dealt with a variety of injuries throughout his nine seasons in the NFL. He reportedly threatened to retire last offseason when the Patriots were on the verge of trading him to the Detroit Lions.
The tight end had a quiet regular season by his standards 47 receptions for 682 yards in 13 games but was a force in the AFC championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs, finishing with six catches for 79 yards.