PHOENIX – Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL on Sunday, but his agent told ESPN on Monday that he would not be surprised if Gronkowski had considered it again in the future.
"Rob is 29 years old, he is still a very young man and I would not be shocked if he has a heart change, if he feels great and decides he wants to play football," Drew Rosenhaus said of Get Up!
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This is not Rob and I do not want to raise unnecessary expectations Rob is a very unique personality If the team had trouble or needed it sometime next year and then let's just hypothetically say that Tom Brady called him and said, "Rob, I need you. I would not be shocked if he came back to play some games. "
Rosenhaus said he had addressed the possibility when the two were talking on Sunday.
"Rob Gronkowski is retired and it's unlikely he'll ever play football again," Rosenhaus said. "However, yesterday I ended my conversation with Rob when he called to let me know that he was about to retire, and I said," Rob, remember that if you ever have a heart change, remember I'm sure the Patriots would welcome you with open arms, if it happens sometime in the season, if it's late in the year, if you feel good and want to come back, we'll make it. & # 39;
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It was just a suggestion, I could not let go without leaving that in Rob's ear Hey, listen, Jason Witten did it, Witten [is] another end to the Hall of Fame; He took the year off and decided to come back. "
Asked about Gronkowski's response to the opportunity, Rosenhaus said, "He was just laughing about it, he almost told me he's done with football and he's ready to go on with his life, and football is really one thing the past But young people, they can change their minds You never know. "
What Gronkowski is up to now, Rosenhaus said, "Nothing, a lot of fun, a lot of rest, good times, relaxation, partying, being yourself, being a Gronk, at some point we could see him doing television, acting." Number of things. Performances. Endorsements. He is one of the greatest personalities. He will not disappear. He'll have fun for a while, but he'll be back in the limelight in the near future, I think. "