Drew Rosenhaus gives update on Rob Gronkowski's decision on whether to play in 2019 or retire

Ryan Hannable
February 19, 2019 - 2:32 pm
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Will Rob Gronkowski play in 2019, or will he retire?

A few weeks after the Patriots' win in Super Bowl LIII, that remains a question that has yet to be answered, and it appears like he himself doesn't even know.

Appearing on ESPN's NFL Live Tuesday, Gronkowski's agent Drew Rosenhaus gave an update on when his client will make his decision.

“I checked in with Gronk a couple of days ago. I talked with the Patriots about it," he said. "Right now, Rob is thinking it through. He is giving it a lot of thought. Rob will certainly I think make a decision in the foreseeable future. I don’t want to put any pressure on him and give him a timeframe, but I would imagine it will be sometime in the next couple of weeks.”

This was a tough season for Gronkowski physically, as he battled injuries for much of the year and wasn't himself. This came after he contemplated retirement last offseason, which is why many expect him to call it a career.

In 13 regular-season games, he finished with 47 receptions for 682 yards and three touchdowns, but picked it up in the playoffs when he started to feel close to 100 percent.

The Patriots likely want him to make a decision sooner rather than later so they can find other options if he in fact is retiring.

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