Drew Rosenhaus thinks Gronk decision will happen in next couple of weeks

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Tight end Rob Gronkowski has been spending time at Gillette Stadium recently, but there’s been no word yet on whether he’ll continue to spend time there as an active player during the 2019 season.

Gronkowski said after Super Bowl LIII that he’d make a call on playing another season in a week or two. It’s been a couple of weeks since the Patriots beat the Rams and Gronkowski’s agent Drew Rosenhaus said on Tuesday that a call will take a little more time.

“He’s thinking it through, he’s giving it a lot of thought. . . . I imagine a decision will happen in the next couple of weeks,” Rosenhaus said on ESPN.

Gronkowski’s contract calls for him to make a base salary of $9 million in 2019. The Patriots have added incentives to his deal in the last couple of years and could do the same if he does return for a 10th season with the team.

45 responses to “Drew Rosenhaus thinks Gronk decision will happen in next couple of weeks

  1. There’s been a lot going on since the Super Bowl, probably not a lot of time to spend on this. It’s a huge decision, so best to give it more time and be able to think about it in a calmer atmosphere and with some space from the emotions of the Super Bowl.

  2. Code for: “Give me some bonuses and I’ll stay”

    And they better do it. Tom Brady with Gronk and Edelman is almost unbeatable.

    Take one away……..not as good.

  3. I think he wants to come back, but I’m not sure if he trusts his body at this point. Besides the home stretch at the end, he was brutal this year. Amazing HOF career but you do wonder how much he can take.

  4. “Gronk watch! The mood is tense. I have been on some serious, serious reports but nothing quite like this. I, uh… Gronk is inside right now. I tried to get an interview with him, but they said no, you can’t do that he’s a HOF TE, he will literally throw you out of the club.”

  5. He must be auditioning for an acting job. He does this every year like clockwork. He say he may not come back and then of course he does. The routine is getting a little old Gronk. Stop being so dramatic and just admit you’ll be back.

  6. As great as he’s been, I can’t see Belichick be willing to dedicate $9m of the salary cap to the declining production from Gronk. I see the Patriots using a mid-rounder in the draft at the TE spot. Last year’s 7th rounder Ryan Izzo was more of a blocker than a route runner.

  7. “He’s done”

    Lolz poor stubborn terripet. You’ve been making this prayer / claim for the last 4 years, and for at least 10 about the Pats. How’s that worked out for you?

    Oh right you got so disgusted with your Bills you became a bandwagon Colts fan and still watch you team crash and burn every year while the Pats transcend them.

  8. He had a bulging disk in his back and achilles tendonitis. That’s why he looked slow. Because he was injured for most of the year. Fortunately he got healthy at a crucial point in the season and the Pats went on a legendary run.

    Same for Brady. He was obviously hurt for weeks. Then finally against the Jets at the end of December, we saw the “Old” Brady as in he had his pocket mobility back and looked like his former Self. That’s when I thought they had a legit chance.

  9. the team, the league and the sports fan
    Gronk continuing playing is better for all
    Production is not always measured in yards
    Its how you contribute to the team
    and Gronk continues to be a major contributor in so many ways
    I hope he comes back next year and takes another run at a championship

  10. Drew Rosenhaus thinks Gronk decision will happen in next couple of weeks-What incredible timing and only eight months before
    the start of the season……………………

  11. #PatsCheatBetterThanEveryone – fixed it for ya

    Pats sold out streak stands at 24 seasons. So before all you juggheads claim to be the best fans just know that every fan of the Pats fan is a bandwagon fan, aka- fake. I take solace in knowing that in 25 years there will be no Pats fans just like there were no Pats fans 25 years ago.

    Asterisks abound, ladies. Enjoy the rest of your day.

  12. Last year he said he wanted to wait a few weeks and let the emotions if the season subside before making any decisions. Since last year had ended on a discouraging note you have to consider he might not have decided to continue if he had rushed a decision right away. So this year ended on a very positive note, but still he is doing the same thing letting the emotions subside before deciding. He is being very smart and methodicalwith his life decisions, thats all it means. This could go either way and all we can do us wait and see.

  13. jjackwagon says:
    February 19, 2019 at 3:20 pm
    He’s becoming as big a drama queen as Ben.

    ————

    How so? Has he been publicly throwing his teammates under the bus like Ben?

  14. terripet says:
    February 19, 2019 at 2:41 pm
    He’s done

    *************************************************

    terripet is hopping that Gronk will tire of playing for Superbowl trophy’s and go to INDY
    just to play for participation flags.

  15. coloradical420 says:
    February 19, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    #PatsCheatBetterThanEveryone – fixed it for ya

    Pats sold out streak stands at 24 seasons. So before all you juggheads claim to be the best fans just know that every fan of the Pats fan is a bandwagon fan, aka- fake. I take solace in knowing that in 25 years there will be no Pats fans just like there were no Pats fans 25 years ago.

    Asterisks abound, ladies. Enjoy the rest of your day.

    Let’s see…that would have been Drew Bledsoe’s 2nd season. It was great. That’s when things started turning around for the franchise…made the playoffs…Ben Coates. Yeah, those were good times. Was just starting to get fun.

    Super Bowl Trophies Abound Ladies 🙂 LOL. Ahhhh you gotta come with better stuff than THIS
    Haters.

  16. His body is breaking down. He has all the money in the world — and a slew of rings. At this point, Gronk, think health and ride off into the sunset as an all time great.

  17. I saw Gronk onthe sidelines right when the Pats sealed the game up. Iwasprobably imagining things, but it looked like he was worried that they won. Because he probably wants to retire because of the injuries.

  18. He may come to the realization that there is nothing he likes more than hanging with Brady, Edelman, and all of his friends on that team. There was definitely something to the retirement threat if he got traded, but he loves being a Patriot and once he retires, he’ll never have that feeling again. I’ll be happy for whatever Gronk does because he has given so much. If it’s time, he knows best.

  19. Gronk gets beat up ALOT more than Brady. That being said I think this is the year he says “I’m done”. BB will be sorry to see him go, but he’ll just find a semi-compatable replacement in the draft. He won’t be as good, but BB will it work to his advantage some how.

  20. What does his salary alone have to do with it? It will cost NE 11.9 million towards their salary cap if he plays in 2019. The money amortized and added to his salary cap value Gronk has already received in previous years. That’s not a bad deal getting money beforehand.

  21. Gronk will retire when Brady does. They’ll go out the door together whether it’s next or beyond.

  22. If I’m the patriots I work out a deal for him to “retire” and come back in week 12. Or maybe keep him all year but he only plays a few games. A fresh gronk is a playoff nightmare

  23. Take your time Gronk. You have earned that right. Whatever decision you make, I wanna say Thank You. Been a heck of a ride. Hope selfishly come back to help mentor the Young TE,
    Pats draft in up coming draft.

  24. FoozieGrooler says:
    February 19, 2019 at 8:23 pm
    Is Gronk still hanging around Gillette Stadium or did he finally remember where he lives?

    ————————-
    He lives right next go Gillette stadium so…..

  25. Belichick has been shopping Gronk since the minute the SB was over. Gronk has again informed the Pats he is retired if traded. This scenario has already happened once.

  26. Gronk’s cap hit is nearly 12 million for 2019. He won’t be getting any incentives added based on 47 catches and 3 TDs in 2018. It’s more likely he will be traded, redo the contract for less or cut with a 2 million cap hit.

    His production the last 3 years has been 14 TDs in 35 starts. That’s a far cry from his 65 TDs in 69 starts in his first 6 seasons.

    Any way you slice it the Pats save a lot on the cap if he retires and are losing about 4 TDs production a year going by recent history.

  27. jjackwagon says:
    February 19, 2019 at 3:20 pm
    He’s becoming as big a drama queen as Ben.

    —-

    For the record, not a Pats fan.

    How exactly is he being a drama queen?

    Last I checked he has never even brought up retirement himself. The only time he even discusses it is when the media asks him, and he gives the same answer every time , which is that he has not decided yet.

    Unless you consider being at the Pats facility some type of drama which is absurd. Gronk has prob been hitting the weights / working out almost daily since he was 14. Since being drafted he likely works out at the Pats almost exclusively, so it makes sense that is where he is working out. I mean, it’s not like Gronk can just stroll into Planet Fitness.

  28. “Belichick has been shopping Gronk since the minute the SB was over. Gronk has again informed the Pats he is retired if traded. This scenario has already happened once.”

    Yeah it happened last year because he hadn’t committed to playing 3 days before the draft and Bill did that to force his hand. He needed to know if Gronk was in or if he had to draft his replacement last year.

    I doubt very much Bill has been “shopping Gronk since the minute the SB was over”, or at all for that matter. Gronk knows the deal, let Bill know before the draft, that’s it.

  29. Revren. It was a 5 round pick. What are you talking about. Anytime would have taken same chance.

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