Rob Gronkowski and the Patriots began another Super Bowl push today, hosting the Chargers in the NFL Divisional Playoffs.
But regardless of where the Pats season ends, whether it’s with another Lombardi Trophy or a disappointing loss, Gronk’s career appears to be in its final hours.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL network, Gronkowski is strongly considering retirement this offseason, with the current feeling being he’s leaning toward calling it a career after this season.
Gronk is 29 yards old now and also considered retiring after last season, according to reports. He’s battled a litany of injuries throughout his career, including this season when he missed three games with a back injury, so this news isn’t exactly shocking. But it does leave the Patriots with a potentially huge hole to fill on offense.
In his career, Gronk has 7,861 receiving yards and 79 TDs. He’s been a security blanket for Tom Brady in big situations throughout his career, however, his mobility has been seriously compromised recently from the injuries.
Gronk also has an interest in acting, which was one of the main reasons he considered retiring last year. But whether the Patriots have a Hollywood ending this year, Gronk could be walking off into the sunset when it’s all said and done.