Decide Gronkowski performs coy with the upper of them, even if or now not it is most continuously painfully awkward.
Count Massive Bowl LIII Opening Evening as one of them.
Gronkowski became pressed on the looming doable of retirement early in his session with credentialed media Monday night at Articulate Farm Enviornment in Atlanta, and he tap-danced around it as smartly as a 6-foot-6, 268-pound man can.
“As of ideally suited now, that is one of the foremost closing issues I’m inquisitive about,” Gronkowski mentioned. “I love playing the game. … a couple of weeks down the aspect road, you relax out, you rep some down time, enjoyment time and likewise you magnificent seek where you love to bear to transfer with it.”
First rate non-acknowledge, Gronk. The identical inquisitive reporter decided to bear a 2d scamper at it, redressing the quiz with a extra notify technique: Attain you love to bear to play past this season?
“That is a tricky quiz,” Gronkowski mentioned with widening eyes, sweat perchance forming beneath the brim of his cap. “He’s magnificent trying to rep some solutions over right here, exiguous one, however love I mentioned I label now not know, I haven’t executed that sit down-down yet. I gotta end that sit down-down. About two weeks after.”
Gronkowski stays vague about his future, however the physical toll the game has taken on him became extra obvious this season than ever. He looked stiff when operating down the self-discipline, struggled at events to soar as he did in past years, and caught magnificent three landing passes. Within the crimson zone, where he became once a provoking possibility to opponents, he normally wasn’t even an possibility later within the season.
Rumblings of a doable retirement are extra comprehensible now than within the past. Nevertheless because it has been for a while now, we’ll bear to wait until after Massive Bowl LIII for an acknowledge.