Rob Gronkowski gets career advice from Pats fan Mark Wahlberg (vid)
Rob Gronkowski has received some sage advice on his NFL career courtesy of actor and New England Patriots superfan Mark Wahlberg.
The Patriots tight end was making an appearance on “Wahlburgers,” the A&E reality show about the Wahlberg family’s burger chain, when Wahlberg counseled Gronkowski about taking the long view when it comes to making career choices.
“Hey, you do what’s right for you,” Wahlberg said, via Yahoo. “Think about the next 20, 30 years, ya know? Having your health?”
Gronkowski considered retirement during the offseason but has since declared to be all-in on playing in 2018 despite some disagreements with the Patriots over his contract.
And when Gronk decides to hang up his cleats for good at some point down the road? Wahlberg may have some work for him in Hollywood, it would seem.
When Gronk asked him what movie he’s working on, Wahlberg said, “I’m shooting a movie with the guys that did Daddy’s Home called Instant Family. We’re doing that now and then we’re doing Six Billion Dollar Man. So if you retire, we gotta put you in this movie, baby.” “I like that.” Gronk replied.
This is not the first time Wahlberg has made efforts to pair up with a high-profile sports superstar on a film projec.
As for Gronkowski, the aspiring thespian already boasts a page on IMDb with 12 actor credits to his name. He has portrayed himself in such films as “Entourage” and fittingly played someone called “Party Guy Jake” in the 2017 film “Deported.”
An upcoming film featuring Gronk, “Boss Level,” is in post-production and slated for a 2019 release.