The Facts: Ten weeks ago, Gronkowski called it a career and retired. Ten weeks later, Gronk is still retired and that's not changing. "Whatever I say it doesn't matter. It'll always be crazy out there. You can put 'em to rest," said Gronkowski in regards to scuttlebutt regarding him returning to the playing field. "I'm feeling good, [I'm in] a good place."
Diehards Line: Upon the tight end's retirement, which he announced on Instagram on March 24, there was an almost instant belief among some that he would come back. It was a theory fueled at least in part by his agent Drew Rosenhaus. But on this Sunday, Gronkowski did his best to quell any rumors, though as he said, it likely doesn't matter. Indeed, as Profootballtalk.com put it, "For now, Gronk is being Gronk. Unless and until he has clear, firm commitments from September through January, there’s a chance that Gronk, while being Gronk, will realize that he misses football, and that he’d like to play football again. ..." The 30-year-old is likely to have a comeback story ready and waiting to be written until at least an autumn or two has passed without him playing for the Patriots.