Rob Gronkowski retired from the NFL after the New England Patriots won their sixth championship, his 3rd ring, and it looked as if he had decided to retire from the weight room as well.
The former Patriots tight end showed up to a showtime event looking slimmer than ever and barely even noticeable as the guy we remember with his monstrous 6’6″ 230lb. frame.
“I’m actually down to 250 right now,” Gronkowski said on the Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday, via NFL.com.
“It must’ve been the angle or the shirt that was on me. I ain’t that skinny that the picture going around [shows]. I have definitely lost some weight. I’ve been 260 since I was 18 years old, from 260 to like 270. I just always wanted to see what it feels like to get down, to feel light, to feel loose.”
Gronk then spoke about life away from the NFL and when he’s really going to start to miss it.
“There’s definitely going to be times when you miss it and everything,” Gronkowski said. “I would always say that it’s still the offseason right now. I mean I can’t really say how I’m going to feel about it when the games start rolling around and everything. You know, I just felt like it was time. I feel really good right and it was just definitely something I felt like it was the right time and the right thing to do. To have that load off your back, I mean I’ve been playing football for 15 years straight in a row of that grind. Just relaxing right now feels good.”