From the NFL Newswire at 985TheSportsHub.com
Via ESPN’s Field Yates, agent Drew Rosenhaus reportedly said on NFL Live that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will make a decision within the next two weeks on whether he wants to continue his NFL career with the Patriots.
Two weeks from Tuesday means March 5 is the possible deadline Gronkowski has given himself to make a decision. He previously said after Super Bowl LIII that he’d “take a week or two” before deciding. It sounds like it will end up taking a full month.
NFL free agency and the league year begins at 4 p.m. on March 13, so it would behoove the Patriots to figure out where Gronkowski stands before that time.
Gronkowski has been a regular presence at Gillette Stadium in the weeks following the Super Bowl. While that doesn’t indicate either way whether he’ll decide to continue playing football, it’s at least an indication that he’s in a better place than he was with the Patriots last offseason.
The tight end would be due a $9 million base salary if he ended up playing another season for the Patriots.
Gronkowski just finished his least productive regular season since his rookie year in 2010, scoring just three touchdowns in 13 games and averaging just 3.6 catches and 52.5 yards per game. But Gronk rekindled some vintage magic in the playoffs, making key catches in both the AFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl.
Clearly, the soon-to-be-30-year-old is taking as much time as he needs to decide whether he wants to go for a comeback season in 2019.
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