Rob Gronkowski is now a three-time Super Bowl champion, but his decision on his future is still something that he’s weighing, and likely won’t decide for at least a week.
After being a big part in the New England Patriots 13-3 Super Bowl LIII victory over the Los Angeles Rams, the tight end was asked on his future, but wasn’t ready to discuss any of it.
“That decision will be made in a week or two,” Gronkowski told reporters after the game (via Pro Football Talk), stating that he’d be too busy partying and celebrating with his teammates to do much thinking.
Ever since last year, retirement rumors have persisted around Gronkowski. After losing the Super Bowl last year, he gave cryptic comments on his future in the league, and then when trade rumors popped up during the offseason, those got even stronger.
During the regular season, Gronkowski wasn’t very dominant, posting 47 catches, 682 yards, and just three touchdowns throughout the 2018 season.
In the postseason, however, Gronkowski began to look like his former self. Not only did he finish the postseason with 13 catches, 191 yards, but he was a crucial player throughout the playoffs and in the Super Bowl as a decoy and blocker.
Still, towards the end of last night’s game, Gronkowski was seen visibly limping and had to be checked by the training staff multiple times.
Should he come back next year, he’ll be due $9 million in base salary, so it will be interesting to see if the team will look to ask him to cut some of that should he want to come back.
For now, though, Gronkowski can take some solace in his three championships, and party the week away.