Rob Gronkowski Admits He Will Return To The NFL, But Only Under One Condition

Rob Gronkowski is arguably the greatest tight end in NFL history, and he is seemingly happily retired. However, that may not be the case for much longer. 

In a recent appearance on “Up & Adams” with Kay Adams, Gronkowski revealed the one condition that could lure him back onto the football field – the breaking of his single-season tight end touchdown record.

Gronk, a four-time Super Bowl champion and one of the most dominant tight ends in NFL history, was asked if he was concerned about his single-season tight end touchdown record being surpassed.

Gronkowski confidently responded: “No. But if someone beats it, I’m coming back to football.”

“That’s the only way I will come back to the NFL is if someone beats my touchdown record,” he emphasized. “Because that record is mine. You can take the receiving record, you can take as many touchdowns in three games, or two games or a one-game record. That touchdown record by a tight end is my record.”

“I’m proud of it. I love it. And if someone beats it, I have to come back and try to reclaim it.”

Gronkowski originally set the record during his second season as a New England Patriot in 2011 when he hauled in an astonishing 90 passes for 1,327 yards and an impressive 17 touchdowns.

This remarkable feat not only solidified his status as one of the NFL’s premier tight ends but also earned him the first of his four first-team All-Pro selections.

Unfortunately, despite several successful seasons, injuries often hindered him from matching or surpassing his own record.

The record-breaking season also saw the New England Patriots reach the Super Bowl, though they ultimately fell short against the New York Giants. Despite the loss, Gronk’s performance that year left a major mark on the league.

Gronkowski officially retired for a second time after the 2021 NFL season, marking the end of a legendary career.

Yes, he was probably joking, but wouldn’t it be great to have Gronk back in the league?

Who do you think is the greatest tight end of all-time?