Could the legendary Rob Gronkowski be gearing up for yet another NFL comeback?
If he does come back, he made it clear that there’s one coach in particular he’d love to play for.
During an interview with Kay Adams on “Up & Adams,” the future Hall of Famer named the one coach he’d come out of retirement for.
“Brian Daboll,” Gronk confidently said when asked about who could convince him to come out of retirement.
“Brian Daboll wants me on his roster, I know it,” Gronkowski stated, referring to the New York Giants head coach.
“I love to pretend that I can still play. It makes me feel good. But no, I can’t – I’m washed up. But I just like to pretend.”
Gronkowski, who initially retired after a successful nine-season stint with the New England Patriots before coming back to play with Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, knows his best days are definitely behind him.
“He (Daboll) can’t get me out of retirement, but he would have the best chance to get me out of retirement,” he clarified.
.@RobGronkowski said the one person to get him out of retirement is Brian Daboll 😳
Make the call @Giants!
— Up & Adams (@UpAndAdamsShow) August 16, 2023
Daboll was Gronk’s tight ends coach in New England from 2013-2016.
While a second comeback may be unrealistic, Gronk did seem intrigued at the thought of playing for Daboll’s Giants.
He emphasized the advantages of having a dynamic duo of tight ends: “I always believe that having two tight ends, it makes the defense have the most difficult times,” he explained. “If you have two tight ends, I think that could make the offense unstoppable.”
With the Giants, Gronk would be playing alongside former Pro Bowler Darren Waller and the underrated Daniel Bellinger. That would be quite a tight end room for Big Blue.
However, Giants fans shouldn’t get too excited at the thought. Unfortunately, the scenario seems unrealistic.
Gronk’s illustrious career includes remarkable achievements. He played in 142 regular-season games, amassing 621 receptions, 9,286 yards, and an impressive 92 touchdowns.
Notably, he holds records for the most receptions and receiving yards by a tight end in a Super Bowl, along with being the first tight end with 1,000-plus postseason receiving yards.
His accomplishments also extend to four first-team All-Pro selections, five Pro Bowl appearances, and earning the title of Comeback Player of the Year in 2014.
Most importantly, he was a key member of four Super Bowl championship teams.
Would you like to see Gronk make a second comeback?
How much do you think he has left in the tank?