By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
Rob Gronkowski just shut the door on his NFL career, but his agent is leaving it slightly ajar.
Before the door completely seals shut on Gronkowski, a surefire Hall of Famer and one of the great all-time Patriots, Drew Rosenhaus is sticking his foot in the doorway at the last second. Gronk is almost certainly going to sit things out for a while, if not forever. But Rosenhaus said on ESPN’s “Get Up!” Monday (via Adam Schefter) that he can’t rule out the tight end possibly coming right back out of retirement before even a year has passed.
“If the team was struggling or they needed him at some point next year, and let’s just say hypothetically Tom Brady gave him a call and said ‘Rob, I need you.’ I wouldn’t be shocked if he came back to play a few games,” Rosenhaus said, per Schefter on Twitter.
Even if that never happens, just be prepared for the idea to be brought up over and over for at least one season. It took about four years for people to stop bringing up Terrell Owens. We still hear about Dez Bryant. And now we’re talking about a better player and local legend.
So don’t expect Gronk talk to go away any time soon, and not because he’s one of the brightest stars in the NFL universe. With his agent positing the idea of a return within 16 hours of his retirement announcement, it’s only natural for the idea to enter the conversation and stay there for a while.
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