What's next for Rob Gronkowski after officially retiring from NFL?

Ryan Hannable
March 25, 2019 - 11:27 am

Now that Rob Gronkowski has officially retired from the NFL, what will he do next?

According to BetOnline, it would appear wrestling is the most likely scenario.

Here are the odds for what he will do next: Fight in WWE (3/2), NFL commentator (2/1), Actor (5/1), host a podcast (5/1), play in NFL (10/1), play in AAF (33/1), play in XFL (33/1, male stripper (50/1), play in CFL (50/1). 

Although in the coming weeks, it would seem the 29-year-old will just be taking it easy and enjoying life.

"Nothing. A lot of fun," his agent Drew Rosenhaus said on ESPN Monday morning. "A lot of rest. Good times. Relaxation. Partying. Being himself. Being Gronk. Eventually we could see him doing TV acting, a whole number of things. Appearances. Endorsements. He's one of the biggest personalties. He won't disappear. He's going to have fun for awhile, but he will be back in the limelight in the near future, I believe." 

Beginning with Willie McGinest a few weeks ago, some have speculated Gronkowski could realize he misses the game and return at some point next season, although that doesn't really feel like something Bill Belichick would be on board with. But, Gronkowski is such a special talent that maybe he bends his rules a bit.

So for the time being, expect Gronkowski to just enjoy himself and have fun, but come the fall that is likely when we will have a better sense of what is to come.

Related: Adam Schefter on M&C: Rob Gronkowski's camp recently shopped 'decision show' to television networks