Drew Rosenhaus brings up non-football activity options when discussing Rob Gronkowski's future plans

Ryan Hannable
March 13, 2019 - 1:08 pm

Another day, another day without Rob Gronkowski announcing his plans for 2019.

Immediately after the Super Bowl, the Patriots tight end said he would make his decision in a few weeks, but now it's been a month and a half and still nothing. His agent Drew Rosenhaus said Monday on ESPN he still has no idea what his client will do, and then expanded a little more when appearing on Peter King's podcast this week.

Rosenhaus brought up some non-football activities Gronkowski could do instead of playing football and noted the abuse his body has had to take.

“He loves football. He loves playing with [Tom] Brady and [Bill] Belichick and his teammates. He loves to win championships," he said. "But at the same time, the amount of pain and punishment that he’s had to endure, for somebody who can do something outside of football and be a huge success — whether it is broadcasting, or acting, or endorsements — Rob has so many opportunities. It is a tough decision. I am sure he would love to play football, but at the same time he has to consider where he is from a physical standpoint.”

Rosenhaus added: “Economics will have nothing to do with it. We’ll find out. … I just suggested he take his time and we’ll all wait for his decision. I will support it either way.”

Gronkowski is under contract for one more season and has a base salary of $9 million.

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