As the New England Patriots begin constructing their roster for the 2019 season, they’re still waiting on a decision from Rob Gronkowski. Gronkowski’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, appeared on ESPN’s NFL Live Monday and provided an update on the superstar tight end.
According to Rosenhaus, Gronkowski is still weighing his options. He considered retirement last year before deciding to return.
“I talked to Rob last night and he won’t even tell me,” Rosenhaus said. “He said he hasn’t made a decision yet. He is healthy, which I’m excited to say. He’s feeling a lot better. He played through an injury in the Super Bowl — what else is new for that beast? So tough. The quad is healthy now.”
Gronkowski took a shot to the thigh during a catch-and-run early in the second quarter of Super Bowl LIII. He remained in the game and ended up delivering the biggest play, a 29-yard reception that set up the only touchdown of the night.
Although the 2018 season was frustrating at times for Gronkowski, he finished strong with three consecutive big-time performances in the playoffs.
If Gronkowksi returns for 2019, his final season under contract, he’s due a base salary of $9 million.
“Personally, I just want what’s best for Rob,” Rosenhaus said on NFL Live. “I said, ‘Rob, take your time. Do what you believe in.’ He’s already the all-time greatest tight end. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer. There’s never been a tight end like this guy. The sky’s the limit for him if he comes back to play, fantastic. I honestly don’t know. I’m waiting to see like everybody else.”