FOXBOROUGH – Agent Drew Rosenhaus said that All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski has yet to decide whether to return to the New England Patriots for a 10th NFL season.
Rosenhaus, speaking on ESPN’s “NFL Live,” added that Gronkowski is fully healthy and that he has advised his client to take his time.
“I talked to Rob last night and he won’t even tell me. He hasn’t made a decision yet,” Rosenhaus said. “I honestly don’t know. I’m waiting to see like everybody else.”
In a Feb. 19 appearance on the same show, Rosenhaus said “I imagine a decision will happen in the next couple of weeks.”Gronkowski’s decision will affect the Patriots’ offseason moves. Free agency begins March 13, and the NFL draft will be held April 25-27 in Nashville, and the Patriots will need to know soon whether they are looking for an NFL-ready starting tight end or one who could back up Gronkowski.
Gronkowski has one year left on his contract and is due to earn $9 million in 2019. He turns 30 in May.
Injuries have limited Gronkowski through the years, and he’s played in just 115 games since entering the league as a second-round draft pick in 2010. He has 521 career receptions for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns.
–Field Level Media