Ex-Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski said at a presser that if he feels passionate again about football, he'll play.
"It could be the case in 6 months, it could be the case in 2 years, it could be in 3 years ... But I truly don't see it in the foreseeable future."
Given the issues New England has a TE, they may be trying to get him to reconsider. But Breer went on to say Gronk sympathizes with recently retired QB Andrew Luck. Gronk added he was in tears in his bed after a Super Bowl victory and four weeks later still hurting with a thigh bruise, and, had internal bleeding. "Football was bringing me down," Gronkowski said, according to Breer. Doesn't seem like a return is likely based on those comments.
NE TE Rob Gronkowski - Week 19 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 19 vs. Los Angeles Chargers
The Chargers go west to east for the second consecutive week to take on the Patriots in New England with a trip to the AFC Championship game on the line. New England is a shrinking four-point favorite with a middle-of-the-pack implied team total of 25.5 points. The Chargers rank top five in aFPA to QBs, which makes Tom Brady a very risky option in the divisional round. Even though the Chargers rank top ten in aFPA to TEs as well, Rob Gronkowski still ranks top four at the position this week thanks to an utter lack of good tight ends left. Obviously, his floor is zero though at this point.