Rob Gronkowski: I think Tom Brady is going to come back in a couple years

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Tom Brady may not be retired permanently.

Brady’s longtime friend and teammate Rob Gronkowski thinks Brady will return, although not this year. Gronk said he thinks Brady will take a couple years off, and then return.

“The guy can play at any age,’’ Gronkowski told USA Today. “If he’s 50 years old he can still come back. I think he’s going to come back but in a couple of years. The guy’s a beast. He can play anytime.’’

Brady is 44 years old, which is ancient by NFL standards, but he has shown no signs of his play deteriorating. He has always taken his physical health very seriously, so he’s unlikely to get out of shape in retirement. It’s not unthinkable that he could decide to take a little time off and then come back when he’s 46 or 47.

Gronkowski himself has come back from retirement once, specifically to play with Brady in Tampa Bay. Gronk said he doesn’t know if he’s going to retire this offseason or not. If he does retire, perhaps he’ll un-retire with Brady in a couple of years.

43 responses to “Rob Gronkowski: I think Tom Brady is going to come back in a couple years

  1. No. Unlike Gronk, Brady needs to keep up his “youth and health” image. His after-football business ventures are based on that image. If he were to come back, it would be after pre-season training this year. Past that window, he would not take that risk.

  2. This is a joke right??? Brady can only win when he has a bought and paid for roster when he is at this age. And the more he gets “out of football shape” the longer it will take to get back into it.
    His arm isn’t what it was and will get way worse

  3. Age is much less a factor when you cheat. It’s possible. Gives him a few years to acquire more defensive playbooks and signals.

  4. I believe it. Take 2 years to develop your brand of TB12 and then come back at 46 win another super bowl….

  5. Not in two years. Maybe Brady will change his mind in two months. Once he passes this window, he’s not coming back. He either retires permanently or goes back to the Bucs next season or get a trade to 49ers, the only possible team he would play for.

  6. Gronk you seriously think he’s gonna make a comeback at 47 after not playing for two years? What NFL team would be willing to take that risk?

  7. If Brady does return it’ll be this season. Anything after that he won’t be able to do. That’ll be too long out of the game for him to play at the level he wants to play at. This guy is all about the practice to maintain his skill. A lengthy departure from that will end in the cliff…

  8. directdriver says:
    February 12, 2022 at 11:09 am
    touchback6 says:
    “Why BB walked.”

    Why BB has no SB since TB left.

    2 2 Rate

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    Yes, all franchises snap their fingers and Lombardis appear.

    BB has his franchise qb and his Exec of the Year award overnight.

    Couldn’t be more thrilled. Thanks for playing, though.

  9. Nice of Gronk to scheme his way out of New England by retiring so the patriots got nothing for him. He must have really hated Belichick so much to retire to get out of there

  10. metitometin says:
    February 12, 2022 at 12:21 pm
    Nice of Gronk to scheme his way out of New England by retiring so the patriots got nothing for him. He must have really hated Belichick so much to retire to get out of there

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    Yet, Belichick saved his career. This was a guy back in 2012 who had an infected arm after two surgeries and a metal plate in his arm doing a “party with Gronk” weekend in Vegas that was thankfully cancelled.

    There was no telling how short his career was going to be without the intervention.

    I don’t think enabling immature Millennials is a good thing for the future of the country. Yep. Just checked. It isn’t.

  11. Translation: Brady will move on as soon as he can get away from Arians/Licht and another viable situation.

  12. Gronk was probably being funny,.. but the reporters needed a story to beat their deadline.

  13. Jimmypinthe416 says:
    February 12, 2022 at 1:44 pm
    Your infatuation with BB makes everyone here uncomfortable

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    Your infatuation with not only me, but Pats’ fans appreciation and enjoyment of 2 dynasties in the cap era, as you, a Steelers fan, who is VERY jealous of, makes everyone here or anywhere, very uncomfortable.

    Your life and world is very small to be concerned about sports facts and someone else’s opinion of such things.

    Red Auerbach is the NBAs greatest archtiect and coach ever just like BB in the NFL.

    Your mental fragility has to deal with it, but your jealousy will
    always be very delclicious, Little Pin.

  14. Gronk is playing with the media he knows this isn’t happening. Hes pretty funny putting on the act like he’s a caveman.

  15. if not for the lawsuit, Gronk would be predicting that Brian Flores will come back in a couple of years.

  16. Only with a bought roster? Tom had wind Super Bowls with pretty much seven different rosters.

  17. I hope he does.

    Hearing the cheatin Tom fan club make excuses for his 0-6 record 1 TD 10 int start before he is permanently benched will be a hoot! 😂

  18. Brady is a psycho competitor. He’ll watch others competing and he’ll get the itch to compete. I wouldn’t be surprised if he jumps back in.

  19. {Take 2 years to develop your brand of TB12 and then come back at 46}
    Develop his brand? For petes sake… if you don”t know tom brady by now you”ve flatlined

  20. There’s no way he can interrupt his skill-sets and come back in one year. No way. He needs to sustain and maintain starting right now, or hang it up.

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