Tight end Rob Gronkowski has confirmed that he will continue to play with the New England Patriots for another season. The 28-year-old’s future has been the subject of debate over the last few weeks, with rumours that Gronkowski was planning to retire from professional football.
It’s hard to picture a New England Patriots roster without Rob Gronkowski. Since joining the franchise in 2010, the fierce New Yorker has given the Pats plenty to cheer about, winning two Super Bowl titles and featuring in five Pro Bowl games. Much like veteran QB Tom Brady, Gronk has become part of the fabric of the mega successful East Conference team, and fans will be pleased to hear that the tight end will be around for at least another season.
Speculation over Gronkowski’s future has been rife over the last couple of months, stemming from comments made by the 28-year-old following the Pats Super Bowl LII defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles.
“I don’t know how you heard that, but I mean, I’m definitely going to look at my future, for sure,” said Gronkowski at the time.
When asked if he would consider hanging up his boots, Gronkowski replied: “I’m not ready for these types of questions right now. I mean, I’m just going to sit down, reflect on the season, keep talking to my teammates … and just see what happens.”
Rumours over a possible retirement peaked when Gronkowski failed to turn up for the Pats voluntary off-season workouts, but it appears that any questions have now been answered, with Gronkowski posting this message to Instagram yesterday:
“I met with coach [Bill Belichick] today and informed him I will be back for the 2018 season with the Pats.
“I have been working out, staying in shape and feel great. Looking forward to another championship run.”