Gronk will wait until the offseason to decide if he’s playing in 2021

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Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has already retired and un-retired once. He wants to take his time before making any long-term career decisions again.

Gronkowski said that he will consider whether to play the 2021 season about four or five weeks after the postseason ends, but for now he wants to put all his attention on the Buccaneers’ upcoming playoff game against the Washington Football Team.

It’s just the start of playoffs right now. There’s always a time for that,” Gronkowski said, via Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times.

When Gronk announced his retirement in March of 2019, he said football had taken a toll on him, both physically and mentally. Now Gronkowski says he’s happy and healthy, having played all 16 games for the first time since 2011. At age 31, Gronkowski looks like he could keep going. And he becomes an unrestricted free agent in March, meaning he has a lot of freedom to decide for himself how to continue his career. Or whether to continue his career.

6 responses to “Gronk will wait until the offseason to decide if he’s playing in 2021

  1. Maybe the Bills will right a wrong and sign Gronk. Gronk grew up in Williamsville outside of
    Buffalo and always wanted to play for the Bills. The Bills took CJ Spiller with their first round pick.( When they already had Fred Jackson & Marshawn Lynch ) He was still there when the Bills were selecting in the 2nd Round at 41, his dream was about to come true. GM Tom Modrak / HC Chan Gailey selected DT Torrell Troup. The Patriots* then selected Rob Gronkowski with the 42nd pick. Time to bring Gronk home.

  2. It’s easier for him to play away from our system, since his role is greatly reduced. I could see him playing another year or two, as long as Tommy does.

    Then they both come back to foxborough and retire

  3. There’s a 99% probability that Gronk stays and plays until Brady goes. That’s why he unretired in the first place.

  4. It was kinda dick move waiting till after free agency and draft last time around. Not that he’s worth much these days, but probably could have helped NE last year if they played him sparingly.

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