When football season starts, Rob Gronkowski may feel differently about his decision to walk away. But will he actually come back?
A source close to Gronkowski pegs his potential for a first annual unretirement at 40 percent.
For now, Gronk isn’t thinking about football. He’s enjoying his life, he doesn’t need the money, and he’s having a blast. The question becomes whether Gronkowski misses his teammates and/or the games after August becomes September. While he won’t miss dealing with training camp and the preseason, he could miss the game once they start playing games that count.
Gronk has lost 18 pounds, but still looks impressive, according to the story. The thought of helping the Patriots win a record-setting seventh Super Bowl could very well draw Gronk out of retirement. Gronk could also be looking to skip camp and join the team after a few weeks. He's a risky, late-round pick if we don't hear any more updates by the time we get close to the start of the season.