Munich – Rob Gronkowski does it like buddy Tom Brady: He takes his time. Gathering distance to rest after a bitter divisional round playoff loss with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
So there would be no point in talking to the tight end about his future in the NFL or the Bucs right now.
Although his contract is up and he would be a free agent in March, the answer you would get from “Gronk” now would be pretty clear – and for fans a sad one.
Rob Gronkowski: “I will not play”
“If they said, ‘Rob, you have to decide right now, right this second, whether you’re going to play next year,’ I would say ‘no’ right now,” Gronkowski told TMZ.com. “I would say, ‘No, I’m not going to play.’ If I had to provide an answer now,” Gronk clarified, “it would be ‘no’.”
He was one of the Bucs’ regular season achievers with 802 receiving yards and six touchdowns. In the playoffs, he caught nine balls for 116 yards and one touchdown.
How Brady sees his future will certainly play a role in his decision. Gronkowski hadn’t ruled out playing with another quarterback either.
“Gronk” wants to get fit again
More important is his health, because of which he had already ended his career in 2019.
Gronkowski: “I just want to recover completely and see how I’m doing,” said Gronkowski. “I want to let things settle down – I just have to get well, get all the bumps and bruises fixed.”
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