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With Tampa Bay Buccaneers fans waiting to see if Tom Brady will retire, could tight-end Rob Gronkowski decide to hang his blocks too?
When Rob Gronkowski came out of retirement to team up with Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, it was a match made in heaven. The two helped the Bucs win the Super Bowl last year, and life was good. Now we may very well end up seeing the two retire in the coming weeks / months.
While plenty of focus has been on whether Brady will return next season or not, Gronkowski told TMZ Sports he will also take some time to think about his future. More, he made it more than clear that if the team told him to make a decision now, he would not hesitate to withdraw.
Rob Gronkowski has not yet decided whether he will play for the Buccaneers next season
“If they say, ‘Rob, you have to decide right now, right this second, if you play next year,’ I would say no right now. It’s two days after the season,” Gronkowski told NFL.com. would be like, ‘No, I’m not playing.’ … You have to give it some time. You have to rest. I would say to see how everything goes, how everything goes. “
From that quote, it really seems like Gronkowski has no idea what he ends up deciding on. Clearly, Brady’s upcoming decision will also play a big role in things. If Brady retires and does not return next fall, would we really expect Gronkowski to fit in with another signal caller? It feels unlikely.
We should soon enough find out what both future Hall-of-Famers decide to do. Should the two retire, countless Tampa Bay fans will no doubt be crushed.