It turns out Tom Brady isn’t the only former Patriot linked to rumors of a 2023 NFL return.
According to Jordan Schultz of The Score, Rob Gronkowski admitted that he “continues to be asked about a return to the NFL” even though he announced his second retirement from the league in June 2022.
But Gronkowski didn’t fuel any additional speculation in his conversation with Schultz, reiterating “that he is 100 percent retired and will not play for any team.”
Could that sentiment change if his longtime QB in Brady also came out of retirement?
“No. I’m done,” Gronkowski added.
After initially retiring in 2019 at age 29 due to numerous reasons, Gronkowski put his football pads back on in 2020 after Brady signed with the Buccaneers in free agency.
The future Hall of Fame tight end made the most of his return to the NFL, winning a Super Bowl with Brady in 2021 before racking up eight touchdowns and 802 receiving yards in his final NFL season in 2022.
Now 34 years old, Gronkowski still has plenty to occupy his time beyond the field. Alongside his various media endorsements and activities, Gronkowski currently serves as an NFL analyst on Fox Sports alongside his former New England teammate Julian Edelman.
Edelman and Gronkowski will have company in the Fox family next fall when Brady joins the network as a lead NFL analyst in the broadcast booth.
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