- Height / Weight
- 6'6" / 265 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- May 14, 1989 (29)
- 10th Season
- 2010 / Rd. 2 / Pk. 42 (NE)
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said his client will likely make a decision on his playing future "in the next couple of weeks." While Gronk looked somewhat rejuvenated late in the team's Super Bowl run, the 29-year-old has been worn down by injuries throughout his career and has clearly lost a step. He hasn't played a full season since 2011 and had 47 catches for only 682 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games last year. He'd still be in the TE1 conversation if he returns for another season, but Gronkowski is no longer what we'd call an elite TE1.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski remains non-committal about his playing future, but he has shown up to Gillette Stadium multiple times over the last couple of weeks. Gronk might just be receiving treatment for his thigh, but ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss views it as the tight end being in a good place with how the season ended. Gronkowski will be 30 if he plays in 2019, and he remains a big injury risk that looked much slower in 2018. He'd still be a TE1 if he returns for another season, but Gronk is no longer elite at a very weak position.
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is as healthy as he's been all season for the Super Bowl on Sunday against the Rams. Sources are saying that Gronk is 100 percent after fighting injuries for much of the year. He was dealing with Achilles tendonitis in Week 5 and a bulging disc in his back in Week 7. Gronkowski hasn't been on the injury report during the playoffs and had one of his best games of the season in the AFC Championship against the Chiefs. Gronk could have another big game against the Rams, a team that allowed 13.6 fantasy points per week to tight ends in 2018. The future Hall of Famer could retire this offseason because of all the injuries he's sustained throughout his career, and he was noticeably slower and more ineffective than he's ever been in 2018.