Gronk to remain retired, even if Brady calls: ‘I’m done with football’

Posted: 13/07/2022 in NFL
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Rob Gronkowski apparently won’t be coming out of retirement for a second time.

The recently retired tight end told ESPN’s Mike Reiss on Tuesday that he’s “done with football.”

“Love the game and definitely blessed with all the opportunities the game of football has given me. … But, (I’m) done with football and (I’m) stepping my feet into the business world,” Gronkowski said.

Gronkowski, who has been spurred out of retirement once already by Tom Brady, added that he’ll remain committed to his decision, even if his longtime teammate comes calling again.

“I would obviously answer the greatest quarterback of all time, and ask him how he’s doing, and tell him I’m doing good. But I wouldn’t go back to football,” Gronkowski said.

The 33-year-old officially called it a career last month. However, that did little to stop speculation that he could return. Even his agent Drew Rosenhaus stated that he “wouldn’t be surprised” if his client comes back at some point in the future.

Gronkowski previously retired following the 2018 campaign, but that lasted only one season before Brady recruited him to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020.

One of the dominant tight ends in NFL history, Gronkowski collected four Super Bowls and five Pro Bowl nods over an 11-season career with the New England Patriots and Buccaneers.

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