Rob Gronkowski avoids talk of future (beyond Kansas City)

Evan Marinofsky
January 13, 2019 - 5:57 pm

Even after the Patriots stomped the Los Angeles Chargers 41-28 Sunday afternoon, the future of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski looms large. 

Earlier on Sunday, Ian Rapoport said that Gronk will contemplate retirement after the season, which would leave open the chance that the divisional round win against the Chargers could be his last game at Gillette Stadium. 

He was asked about it after the game. 

"I was focused on LA the whole game and it's going to be the same thing this week," said Gronkowski. "I'm all-in right now. We got the Kansas City Chiefs now and it's going to be another week of preparation and I haven't thought about anything like that so just got to go all-in and keep our focus, keep on doing what we got to do and what I have to do to help this team win next week." 

Gronk was then asked if he'd thought about it since the game ended and there was no more of a need to focus on the Chargers. 

"My thoughts about it right now?" said Gronk when phased with realizing it could be his final home game. "I'm going to have to enjoy the win. That's what we do. You get one night to enjoy the win around here. You do. You get one night. And then, when you wake up tomorrow morning, then it's on to Kansas City. I'll be doing that then thinking about next week." 

Gronk only finished the game with one reception for 25 yards but was instrumental in the run game with his blocking abilities.