It was assumed that former Patriots tight end had made his retirement official, as he announced it to the world earlier in the year.
However, it appears that was not the case, at least as it relates to the logistics.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft came out and stated that Gronk never filled out his retirement papers, in an appearance on NFL Network.
The timing of this piece of information sure is interesting. First off, November is just around the corner, so the time for Gronk to re-join his former club, if he so chooses, is looming closer. Second, Gronkowski just took a job as an analyst for FOX Sports, so he is now back in the “football world,” so to speak.
The writing’s on the wall, and we believe Gronk will return to the Patriots at some point this season.