Some people consider Rob Gronkowski one of the all-time greatest tight ends to ever play in the NFL, and consider him a shoe-in for the Hall of Fame. He's still young at just 30 years old, and even though he retired last year there was still lots of rumors that he would return to football. Patriots fans PRAY for him to return to football as it's hard to replace a guy with his kind of stats-- he caught 521 passes for 7,861 yards, has 79 touchdowns, and has three Super Bowls rings, but he was also injury prone.
Rob himself played coy, sometimes he'd say things that made you think he was coming back, other times he'd have a little fun, even cutting commercials for Hotels.com claiming that he would take a job with them as a pool boy.
However, all the talk and speculation can now be put to rest.
USA TODAY reports:
Former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has joined FOX Sports to be an analyst for its programming. Gronkowski will make his debut on FOX NFL Thursday, as part of the network’s coverage of the game between the New York Giants and the Patriots.
"We're thrilled Rob chose FOX Sports for the next phase of his football life," executive producer and the executive vice president of production and operations Brad Zager said Tuesday in a statement. "He is one of the most popular players to ever play the game and also one of the best tight ends in NFL history. His passion for the game and larger-than-life personality make him a perfect fit for FOX.
"I'm extremely excited to be joining FOX Sports," Gronkowski said Tuesday in a statement. "For the past 25 years, they've offered viewers top-notch NFL programming from the field to the booth to the studio. Their deep talent roster is unmatched, which was important for me as I embark on this new chapter in my life because I'll be able to learn from the best in the business."