Rob Gronkowski has jokey response to retirement question
Rob Gronkowski has been repeatedly asked questions about potential retirement throughout Super Bowl week, and it appears the New England Patriots tight end has run out of ideas of how to respond to them.
During his media availability session Wednesday, Gronkowski provided an ambiguous, albeit jokey, response to the latest retirement inquiry.
When Rob Gronkowski arrived for his media availability Wednesday afternoon, the first question he was asked was whether he is considering retirement. With his trademark humor, he answered, "Yes, no, maybe so!"— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) January 31, 2019
The notion that Gronkowski has taken to providing equivocal responses to the litany of questions he’s been inundated with this week about retiring is hardly a surprise. Though, to be fair to the Patriots star, he did provide a more thoughtful, honest and straightforward response when responding to another retirement question.
“The season’s a grind. It’s up and down. I’m not going to lie and sit here and say every week is the best,” Gronkowski said, via WEEI. “Not at all. You go up, you go down. You can take some serious hits. To tell you the truth, just try and imagine getting hit all the time and trying to be where you want to be every day in life. It’s tough, it’s difficult. To take hits to the thigh, take hits to your head. Abusing your body isn’t what your brain wants. When your body is abused, it can bring down your mood. You’ve got to be able to deal with that, too, throughout the season. You gotta be able to deal with that in the games.”
Should Gronkowski decide to retire, which is a distinct possibility given how the 29-year-old is said to have contemplated hanging up his cleats for good during the past few offseasons, he will end his career as one of the best tight ends ever to play the game.
It also should go without saying that Gronkowski’s responses on Wednesday will be better received than what he said about the issue on Super Bowl Opening Night.