- Fans have held out hope all season that Rob Gronkowski could come out of retirement and save the Patriots offense.
- Gronk has teased fans with the possibility that he might and often talks about how happy he is the opportunity to return is there.
- If he is going to do so this season, he will need to do it soon. Time is running out.
When Rob Gronkowski retired last year, fans were not that worried about it. Were they sad to see him go? Of course. Were they confident the team would be just fine without him? Well—not exactly. They still had Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, but even Brady needs some talent to work with to make the magic happen.
So, why were fans not worried? They were confident ‘the Gronk’ would be back and still wish he would return.
It is not had to see why. Yes, Gronk has had a long list of injuries during his career. But he is only 30 years old. If he can stay relatively healthy, he could easily play for another five, six, seven, or maybe even eight years. With the money that he can make and the championships he can win, why wouldn’t he want to come back?
If he is going to do it, he better do it soon.
According to ProFootballTalk.com, the deadline for players to un-retire and get reinstated is the last business day before the Patriots Week 13 game against the Houston Texans. After that, he would have to wait until next year if he is going to do it.
So—how does he do it? Players don’t have to file ‘retirement paperwork’ anymore,