Rob Gronkowski may have retired and stated he has zero plans of coming back again, but the NFL world is still not convinced he will stay away for good.
Although he said just last week that he doesn’t plan on coming back to the NFL, Gronkowski’s girlfriend, Camille Kostek, isn’t entirely convinced that fans have seen the last of the five-time Pro Bowler.
Speaking exclusively with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit prior to the runway show at W South Beach in Miami on Saturday night, Kostek said she felt like Gronkowski’s latest retirement wasn’t a permanent one.
“I am an honest lady, and honestly, in my heart, I didn’t feel like this one is a forever one. So, I think maybe he’ll come back again,” Kostek said.
Kostek continued: “I feel like him and Tom are just having fun like, ‘Retired, not retired, retired, not retired.’”
When asked if he would return to football if Brady came calling in 2022, the 33-year-old said that he would pick up the phone, but not return to the field.
“I’m done with football. Love the game. Love the game. And definitely blessed with all the opportunities the game of football has given me,“ Gronkowski said at an event in Boston on Tuesday, per ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “But done with football and stepping my feet into the business world and the business ventures. Just seeing what’s out there and where I can, you know, find my place.”
In late June, tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL for the second time.
“I want to thank the whole entire first-class Buccaneers organization for an amazing ride, trusting me to come back to play and help build a championship team,” Gronkowski said in his statement. “I will now be going back into my retirement home, walking away from football again with my head held high knowing I gave it everything I had, good or bad, every time I stepped out on the field.