- The Patriots cut Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon because they plan to coax Rob Gronkowski from retirement.
- However, the odds of Gronkowski returning are not good.
- The Patriots have finally shown flaws after facing a quality team.
The New England Patriots were quick to release All-Pro wide receivers Antonio Brown and Josh Gordon this year because they had a backup plan. Unfortunately, it’s not a great one. Patriots owner Robert Kraft is still praying that Rob Gronkowski will come out of retirement and rejoin the team for a playoff run.
Gronkowski has 20 days left to make his choice. Twenty days may seem like a long time, but the All-Pro tight end announced his retirement on Instagram over 230 days ago – and he hasn’t hinted at a return.
According to Ian Rapoport of nfl.com,
Time is running out for Gronk to make a return. According to the rules, the last day for Gronkowski and the team to agree to grant him an official return to the roster would be Saturday, Nov. 30 — the day before the team’s Week 13 game.
Even though Kraft told Gronk that he wants him back, the Patriots might soon be out of options to add a top-tier target for Tom Brady.
Why Rob Gronkowski Will Not Return
The odds of any player coming out of retirement are slim-to-none. Gronk left the game because his list of injuries was starting to look longer than a CVS receipt.
Also, in case you haven’t been keeping tabs, football players have been having a bit of a problem with ruined brains lately. No matter how much he loves the game,