Tom Brady via M&C on Rob Gronkowski retirement rumors: 'Everyone makes different choices at the end of every season'

Ryan Hannable
January 14, 2019 - 9:50 am
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Sunday may have been Rob Gronkowski's final game at Gillette Stadium.

After contemplating retirement following last season, there have been rumors of late that this season will in fact be it, including Sunday from NFL Media's Ian Rapoport.

Appearing on Monday's Mut & Callahan show, Tom Brady was asked about it and he said he hasn't had any conversations with the tight end about his future, but did say everyone makes different decisions at the end of every season.

“I don’t know. I don’t know. Again, Gronk and I have never talked about it," Brady said. "He knows how I feel about him. He has been just a great person and player for us, and teammate and friend. It’s amazing what he has accomplished. We haven’t talked about it. Everyone makes different choices at the end of every season. I love playing with him.”

Gronkowski has battled ankle and back injuries all year, thus missing three games and having one of his worst statistical seasons of his career. He finished the year with 47 catches for 682 yards and three touchdowns.

Despite playing 77 of 83 offensive snaps Sunday, he had just one reception against the Chargers, but he did play a major role in the blocking game.

Gronkowski himself didn't have much to say about the report after the game.

"My thoughts about right now – that I’m going to have to enjoy the win," he said. "That’s what we do. You get one night to enjoy the win, actually, around here. You do, you get one night. And then when you wake up tomorrow morning, then it’s on to Kansas City. So, you get a couple hours, so I’ll be doing that and then I’ll be thinking about next week."

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