So, wrestling and action movies will have to wait?
The expectation is that the Patriots will have All-World tight end Rob Gronkowski back in 2018, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.
The expectation is that #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will return for 2018 after pondering his future, I’m told. He may never make a grand announcement, but the belief is entertainment opportunities (acting WWE) will wait. pic.twitter.com/WwbLZS4zfy— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 28, 2018
It's been a whirlwind couple of days on the Gronk Watch. Amid cryptic tweets and speculation of Gronkowski giving up football at 28 for the WWE or acting, NBC Sports Boston Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran revealed that the tight end had been unhappy since training camp and Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald got a no comment on his future from his agents, the Rosenhaus brothers.
Speaking on the NFL Network, Rapoport said that he has not heard from anyone who believes that Gronkowski will retire this offseason.
"What I am told is he took several weeks off to kind of let loose and put football in the back of his mind and really kind of set himself free after football," Rapoport said Wednesday. "He did ponder retirement, he did discuss potentially moving to another venue, WWE for one, maybe Hollywood, but the belief now is that those things will come after his football career.
"The belief now is that Gronkowski will continue his football career with the Patriots. I know that it was a difficult year physically for him, he certainly has been through a lot, but right now I have not talked to one person who believes Rob Gronkowski will retire. The expectation is he's back in a Patriots uniform in 2018."