Rob Gronkowski left the NFL earlier this year to go into retirement due to the many injuries he had suffered. However, fans were equally not convinced that he would stay retired when he made the announcement as now, months later.
To be honest, since the start of the season, we’ve seen the Patriots offense struggle a little. They have been unable to find their footing at times, and having Gronkowski around would sure help solve many of their problems. Because of this, wide receiver Julian Edelman proposed that having Gronk re-join the team would be awesome:
“I don’t know. If he does (return), hey, that’s awesome. We need it.”
However, Edelman did say that Gronkowski’s future isn’t his concern at the moment.
“You’re not really worried about that. You’re worried about the (New York) Jets, who you’re playing this week. That’s how it goes.”
Gronkowski himself came forward recently to say that a comeback is not in the plans for him right now. He said:
“When I retired, I retired for a reason: because I needed to step away. So, it would be a ‘no.’ There it is. I never say ‘no,’ because I’ve said ‘no,’ and everyone’s like, ‘Yeah … he’s kidding. He’s coming back,’ … But it’s a ‘no.’ In my mind, that’s how it is. It’s a no.”
This comes weeks after Gronkowski spoke about all the injuries he suffered during his nine-season tenure with the Patriots. When asked if he would allow his children to play professional football, he said:
“I would let my son play football, but I would educate him on the game and educate him on what I went through, and I truly believe that any injury that you receive is fixable. I went through and had nine surgeries. I probably had like 20 concussions in my life. I remember five blackout ones.”
We will never lose hope about seeing Gronk back on the field with the Patriots!