If Rob Gronkowski needed to guess 1,000,000 {dollars} on whether or not Tom Brady retires, or his personal returns to soccer, Gronk is aware of what he would select.

“Tom retires, put it on that.” 

The previous Patriots tight finish appeared on Uninterrupted’s The ThomaHawk Show podcast, the place he chatted with former NFL broad receiver Andrew Hawkins, who had a short-stint with the Patriots in 2017. The 2 talked about about Gronk’s expertise enjoying in New England, understanding the complicated playbook as a rookie, and most notably, when he made the choice to retire from the NFL.

 

Gronk instructed Hawkins that he started considering the choice to retire “two years in the past throughout coaching camp”, as soccer began taking a critical bodily and psychological toll on his physique. After pushing by the ache and profitable Tremendous Bowl LIII, Gronk formally introduced his retirement in March.

“Final season, every part went nicely,” Gronk mentioned. “I wasn’t going to cease, going to present it my all and that’s what we did. We gained the Championship, one other one, which is loopy…I had some huge performs within the playoffs, which was fairly dope. A excessive option to finish.”

Whereas Gronk has made it clear that he’s not rushing a potential-return to football, that didn’t cease Hawkins’ from posing a hypothetical situation for him to think about: Would he slightly guess on Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady retiring earlier than he had been to come back again to play?

Entertaining the query, Gronk mentioned he’d place 1,000,000 greenback guess on Brady’s retirement taking place earlier than his personal comeback.

“As an athlete I would like some income,” he mentioned with a smile. “You realize all these athletes go bankrupt, what do they are saying? In 5 years? We gotta discover a option to generate income so put that guess on the road. Let’s make a mill.” 

He even joked that given the wager, he wouldn’t return to the game in any respect.

“That makes me not come again!”

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