Rob Gronkowski’s future will be in the news cycle for the next few weeks (or months) as there are more rumors indicating that he may retire from the NFL after this season.
It’s no secret that WWE would love to have him and Gronk is a wrestling fan so anything is possible. He appeared at WrestleMania in Orlando last year and he is good friends with Mojo Rawley.
However, a report from NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport suggests that WWE is not in the cards for Gronk.
Here is what he said on Sunday afternoon:
“When you talk to people close to him, they do think there’s a strong possibility that this is the offseason he decides to hang it up and potentially go into a second career, maybe in the WWE although that is probably unlikely. More likely from Gronkowski, he’ll try to be a movie star.
Rapoport continued, “As far as why he would consider retirement Chris Rose, just think about this, he’s battled so many health injuries over the course of his career. [He is] finally healthy now and feeling good but clearly not the same player. No doubt Chris, Gronkowski has a lot to ponder after today in what could be his last game.”
Rappaport said this on Sunday before the AFC Championship game so he has one more game left before he can start thinking about retirement. If Gronk retires after this season then his last game would be at Super Bowl LIII as the New England Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams.
From @NFLGameDay: As #Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski mulls retirement this offseason, it doesn't sound like the WWE is in his future. Perhaps movies, though. … This is very important news. pic.twitter.com/S4obsWijRv
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) January 20, 2019