“Owner Robert Kraft stepped up to him to say goodbye. According to informants, Kraft delivered a clear and concise message that they are able to resonate for months, ” NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported. “Kraft told Gronkowski that he requires him to return for November, December, and a playoff passed. If that happened, the team not only would appreciate him back but will remain hopeful that it happens.”
If Gronk were to return, it’s almost certain the team would status his entreaty. Kraft appeared on NFL Network last month saying: “There is still hope for us with Gronk.”
Earlier this year, the tight expiration left open the possibility of a return.
“I’m merely in the first stage right now, ” Gronkowski said back in September when announcing his partnership with CBDmedic, a cannabidiol busines. “When that time comes down in the future, if I have the desire to play football again, if I feel passionate about football again, if I’m feeling I should be required to out there on the field, I will go back to football.”
“As of right now, that is not the case. It could be the case in six months; it could be the case in two years; it could be the case in three years; it could be the case in 3 month. But, I absolutely don’t see it in the foreseeable future, in like a week or a month, ” he added.
In his post-NFL life, Gronkowski has been going into the business world, while also joining Fox Sports as a television analyst last-place month.
In addition, he’s talked about the gashes he received while playing football — focusing mainly on concussions.
“I used to have liquid,[ my thought] used to be thick. My principal used to be thicker, like a centimeter of liquid in some smudges and I’d feel it and is just like,’ What the heck? ’ You could put indents in my manager, ” he said back in August.
Even so, Gronkowski didn’t rule out a probable return during an image on ABC News’ “Good Morning America” Aug. 28.
“I’ve been modifying up everything, having brand-new vigor. I may be back! ” he said.