New England Patriot's tight end Rob Gronkowski took many months after the 2017 season to decide he wanted to play this season. Expect him to be in a similar situation after 2018.
And some people close to him believe that Gronkowski's decision will go the other way.
The long-term party of the Patriots is expected to rebalance retirement, and he must play the last games in his probable Hall of Fame career. Just 29 years old and economically, Gronkowski almost went back last season instead of being traded to the Lion and ending his career elsewhere.
He said he would not catch passing from another QB, not named Tom Brady, and it is expected to hold. But this season it has been difficult to do so. Gronk has his worst statistical season since his rookie year. He tries to handle bumps and bruises related to his ankle and back. He has few touchdowns (3) he has ever had, few of the 20 +, fewer yards per. games (52.5 meters) since 2010. And opponents have mostly stopped doubling him.
Although he feels physically good at entering today's struggle against the Los Angeles Chargers, those who know him well can say the season has taken an emotional path on him. Maybe I'm considering pulling myself back this year, when he was hard to get fired this season.
Gronkowski didn't seem to be the same widespread personality, and people close to him say everything has been a blow. They wonder how much he loves it.
Anyone can lead to Gronk saying he has achieved enough in his career to move on to Hollywood or wrestling goals.
"It's been more challenging," Gronkowski said this season. "But there are just a few more obstacles in my way. I mean, it's life. You have to take them."
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