Rob Gronkowski’s future in the NFL still seems to be very up in the air.
The Patriots tight end, who has played nine years in the NFL, has been followed by retirement rumors for the past couple of seasons. Gronk, who’s headed to the Super Bowl for a third year in a row, has packed in a hugely successful career in the NFL. B
ut he’s also been overly cryptic about when the end of the road will come.
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TMZ caught up with Gronk’s brother, Chris, who also played three years in the NFL, to try and gain a shred of insight into his brother’s future plans. (RELATED: Gronk Retirement Speculation Heats Up: ‘He Didn’t Enjoy Himself’)
“If you actually watched him play throughout the year, he was crushing people all year,” Chris said, adding, “His performance never went down … Everyone wants to see the stats and because they weren’t there — all of a sudden, everyone considers him a bust and a shell of himself.”
But when the question of retirement came up, Chris beat around the bush.
“Man, I think that’s a question that I don’t think anybody actually knows the answer to at this point. There are so many emotions going through a season and throughout an offseason and throughout a game. I think that’s probably the last thing on anybody’s mind right now,” he said. “I couldn’t tell you, and I don’t even think at this point that he knows what he’s going to do after the season.”