When Rob Gronkowski finally decides to retire for good, he will do so as one of the greatest tight ends ever in the game. To some, he’s already the GOAT in his position, and has been at this point for a number of years. Gronk, who has already retired from football once, was on TMZ recently, and the topic of retirement came up, and he just kept it true, saying that if he had to choose at that point, it would be yes to retire. to go.
“If they say, ‘Rob, you have to decide now, right now if you play next year,’ I would say no now. It’s two days after the season.
I’d say, ‘No, I’m not playing.’ … You have to give it some time. You need to rest. I would say to see how everything goes, how everything turns out.”
Of course, as Gronkowski explains, he will take the time to heal his body after the season and assess the situation from there. I think he will wait and see what Tom Brady does as stated in the TMZ interview. I have a feeling Brady’s actions will affect Gronk a lot more than he indicates. Without Brady, Gronkowski probably wouldn’t retire after leaving in 2019.
Brady and Gronk have a decades-long bond on the field. If anyone was ever a go-to man for Brady, it’s Gronkowski. they have the second most touchdown connections all-time with 105. That leaves them just nine behind Peyton Manning to Marvin Harrison. If they roll it back one more time, they might get the record or at least damn close.
Gronkowski is currently third all time in TDs in the TE position with 93. Antonio Gates leads the pack with 116 and Tony Gonzalez has 111. I don’t see Gronk scoring either, but I’m sure he would like to be one of the worst three in position to finish with 100 or more TDs in their career. He’s only seven TDs before that, so another attempt with Brady below center might get him there. And I’m sure Brady would make sure it happened as long as Gronk stayed on the field for most of the year.
If Brady returns to Tampa Bay for another year, it means another shot at a Super Bowl. Gronk is tied for the most Super Bowl wins by a TE with four. Another ring bolsters his argument for GOAT TE even more. Gronkowski needs just over 700 yards to become just the fifth TE in NFL history to reach 10,000 receiving yards. Gonzalez, Gates, Jason Witten and Shannon Sharpe are the only other players to have accomplished this feat. That’s NFL TE royalty there, and I imagine Gronk would like to be part of that group.
It seems that a four-time Super Bowl winner, and already amazing, may not have much left to play for to the outside world. But I say why not go for more. Gronkowski suffered a broken back while attending the University of Arizona. NFL Scouts and Executives Didn’t Project Muchh of him who enters the competition. So I would try to win all the titles and break as many records as possible before hanging the cleats forever.
But again, I think Gronk’s final decision will come after we know which direction Brady will take next year. Many people think he will stay at home forever and call it a career. Some people have tried to get Brady to retire for almost 10 years. So a return of Brady wouldn’t shock me at all. It feels like the duo is a package deal next season. They both go in or out. We’ll just have to stay tuned to see how it plays out.