Rob Gronkowski basically put the kibosh on a return to the New England Patriots in 2019. However he hasn’t closed the ebook on his former staff.
Shortly after revealing his newest “big announcement” — he is hosting a mega beach bash in Miami on Tremendous Bowl weekend — the retired tight finish told ESPN’s Mike Reiss he is open to contemplating an NFL comeback down the highway.
“I wouldn’t say ‘never coming back,’ ” Gronkowski advised Reiss on Tuesday. “I am 30 years outdated. I am younger. I nonetheless keep match, nonetheless watch the sport at any time when I can, nonetheless take pleasure in it.
“I’m feeling good, but you know, one year off could possibly be the case. Or maybe two years off, man.”
The Patriots have gone 9-1 with out him this season, however as Tom Brady will inform you, there are main points to deal with on offense.
Gronkowski, who has stored an in depth eye on New England’s video games this season as a fan and analyst for NFL on FOX, could not resist declaring a technique the Patriots may handle these points in his evaluation of the 2019 staff.
“The defense is just tremendous, the way they’re coming together with the veteran leadership they have there, and the skill set they have,” Gronkowski advised Reiss.
“With the offense, they’re discovering methods to make it work like they’ve all the time performed, placing guys in the suitable state of affairs to make performs.
“But man, they’re missing some guy who is 6-6, 260 [pounds]. They’re missing that guy, for sure.”
Gronkowski is referencing himself, after all, which is a merciless joke contemplating just how much the Patriots could benefit from his presence: New England’s tight ends have mixed for simply 23 catches on the season, with 38-year-old Ben Watson accounting for 11 of them.
It seems like Gronk misses the Patriots, too, even when 30-year-old has sufficient enterprise and leisure irons within the fireplace to maintain him occupied via the top of 2019.
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