While the Patriots await word from Rob Gronkowski as he mulls retirement, his agents told the Boston Herald that they wouldn't comment on their client's future plans.
Rob Gronkowski’s representation, Drew and Jason Rosenhaus, declined comment over Gronk’s potential retirement. “We’re not going to talk about that. That’s personal,” they told me.— Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) February 28, 2018
The Rosenhauses spoke to The Herald's Jeff Howe at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
NBC Sports Boston Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran reported that Gronkowski was unhappy and considering walking away from the Patriots since training camp. He was at odds with the team over training methods, an issue that was part of an atmosphere in Foxboro that needed "a hell of an air-clearing" from the principal players.
With NFL free agency beginning March 14, the Patriots would hope to have some clarity on Gronk's future by then. He is reportedly mulling joining the WWE and trying acting. Gronkowski, who turns 29 in May, made $10.75 million last season, including performance-based incentives. He's slated to make $9 million in 2018 and $10 million in 2019 but additional incentives could add to that.