Even though the New England Patriots won the Super Bowl, their offseason does once again not project to be a quiet one — in big part because of one man: tight end Rob Gronkowski, who is once more mulling retirement. While his agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN today that “a decision will happen in the next couple of weeks,” the 29-year old might have already tipped his hand earlier this month.
According to NFL Network’s Mike Giardi, “Gronkowski told multiple teammates/associates that he wanted to win another ring in the first few days following the Super Bowl.” His reported statement may of course have been caused by the emotion following New England’s 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on the game’s biggest stage, but it certainly can be interpreted as another positive sign when it comes to Gronkowski’s future.
Earlier this week, another report stated that the tight end visited Gillette Stadium multiple times since the Super Bowl. The Patriots, of course, will need more than those two stories in the coming weeks: they will need a definitive decision from Gronkowski within the next month, considering that free agency will open in mid-March.