Report: '40 percent' chance that Rob Gronkowski comes out of retirement

The former Patriots tight end has a 4-out-of-10 chance of unretiring, according to a report.

Rob Gronkowski admitted last month that he may not know what to do with himself when football ramps up and he is on the outside looking in. But that hasn't changed his workout regimen this offseason, which has been centered around the former tight end staying away from the weights, as Scott Zolak of 98.5 The Sports Hub shared on Monday. 

However, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk shared an interesting take on the chances of Gronkowski's return to football on Tuesday. 

"A source close to Gronkowski pegs his potential for a first annual unretirement at 40 percent," Florio wrote. "For now, Gronk isn’t thinking about football. He’s enjoying his life, he doesn’t need the money, and he’s having a blast. The question becomes whether Gronkowski misses his teammates and/or the games after August becomes September. While he won’t miss dealing with training camp and the preseason, he could miss the game once they start playing games that count."

Though the chances are not good, 40 percent is still a bit more than a pessimist would have thought after hearing that Gronkowski seemingly gave up lifting weights once he called it a career after Super Bowl LIII. Florio also notes in the piece that some persuasion from Tom Brady may bump up the chances of Gronkowski coming back. 

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Alex Valles
Alex Valles

He's done