Rob Gronkowski has no regrets about retiring but leaves door open for return

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This time a year ago, Rob Gronkowski was on the podium at the Patriots’ media availability for Super Bowl LIII. Today, he conducted interviews at Fox Sports’ media availability.

The tight end announced in March he was retiring after nine NFL seasons.

“Oh, no, not at all. No regrets at all,” Gronkowski said. “Feeling good. I knew that’s what I wanted to do. I knew that that’s where I was headed, and no regrets at all, man. Been having a good year. I felt like that was the time. Had a month or so after the season and just felt like that was the time. Feels good to know that it was a good decision.”

Gronkowski, though, still is not closing the door on a return to the NFL.

There was speculation he might come back late in the 2019 season to help the Patriots’ playoff push. He didn’t.

But he might one day.

“Oh, man, I don’t know,” Gronkowski said. “I’m a young guy — 30 years old. I still love to workout, stay in shape. Like I said, I’ve answered this question many, many times. I will never say complete no, because I love playing sports. I love competing. It’s still what I do to this day. No matter what it is. If I’m out playing basketball. I’ll answer this the same how I always answer it: If I ever come back, and I feel like I have that passion, that strong passion for a continued time, not just one day or like one hour, like, I need to play football again, and I’m talking about continued passion for about a good week or a good month or so. Then, I would think about truly coming back to football.

“As of right now, I’m set where I’m at. But I know I’m a young guy, and I still love to stay in shape and compete, so if that passion, that fire ever comes back, then that’s when I would come back to football.”

18 responses to “Rob Gronkowski has no regrets about retiring but leaves door open for return

  1. The only certainty about the future: in 15 or 20 yrs when Gronk’s 45 or 50, we’ll still have monthly articles about how he’s leaving the door open for a return.

  2. grant35 says:
    January 28, 2020 at 7:42 pm
    This guy won’t remember where he put his car keys, in 10 yrs. Yeah, come back, Rob.

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    Probably. But, that won’t have anything to do with playing football.

  3. All these articles about the patriots you would think 1. They are still in the playoffs 2. They could post a story about the defensive back how was busted with drugs. 3. Post a story about how Chung was indicted on cocaine charges and played all season without being suspended.

  4. patriotmaleorgy says:
    January 28, 2020 at 8:06 pm

    All these articles about the patriots you would think 1. They are still in the playoffs 2. They could post a story about the defensive back how was busted with drugs. 3. Post a story about how Chung was indicted on cocaine charges and played all season without being suspended.

    Get a grip dude. You seem absolutely obsessed with the Patriots, and not in a good way.

  5. bigdogsolec says:
    January 28, 2020 at 7:58 pm
    The way he partys , he will be back in 2 years CAUSE HE SPENT ALL HIS MONEY

    Umm no I guess you haven’t heard he banked all his football earnings and lives off his endorsements.

  6. So some are going to fall for this again, keeping the door open, so next year when he calls a press conference only to find out it is a pitch for some product he is selling.

  7. What is it with these guys? They are so starved for attention they have to make up dumb stories just to see their name in print? I guess they feel guilty cheating and think if people keep asking them questions the issue of Belicheat will finally come up.

  8. He won’t remain one of beloved Pats players if he keeps teasing the Patriot fans with this schtick.

  9. AOC says :”forgetting his car keys had nothing to do with football” Really? Being forgetful MAY have to do with football because it could be early onset of CTE.

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