After losing the SuperBowl, New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski is possibly contemplating a future without football.
Following the loss, Gronk wouldn’t give a firm indication about what his plans are for the upcoming season.
“Gronk, there was a report before the game that you could potentially retire, was there any accuracy to that?” a reporter asked during the Patriots’ postgame press conferences.
“I don’t know how you heard that,” he responded. “But I mean I’m definitely going to look at my future, for sure, sit down in the next couple weeks, and see where I’m at.”
“I’m just going to sit down, reflect on the season, and probably talk to my teammates,” he said. “We fought all year long, all the receivers, running backs, lineman. We put all the work in together, so I’m just going to reflect on the season. Proud of the boys, we’ll see what happens.”
While Gronkowski has put up Hall of Fame-worthy numbers over his eight-year career, he’s also dealt with injuries. With exception to his concussion from the AFC Championship game, he has stayed relatively healthy this year — logging 1000-plus receiving yards and eight touchdowns.
If Gronkowski does retire, Tom Brady would lose one of his best weapons. Gronkowski has scored 76 regular-season touchdowns, 12 TDs in the playoffs and caught nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in the Super Bowl loss to the Eagles.