Rob Gronkowski's girlfriend Camille Kostek says she believes the former All-Pro tight end could change his mind once again and return to the NFL once again. In 2018, Gronkowski announced his retirement from football. After his good friend Tom Brady signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2020 offseason, Gronkowski came out of retirement to join the Buccaneers.
After playing two seasons with the Buccaneers, Gronkowski decided to walk away from football for the second time. However, not everyone is convinced that Gronkowski will indeed stay retired for good now. “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 told Sports Illustrated. “I feel like him and Tom are just having fun like, ‘Retired, not retired, retired, not retired.’”
Gronkowski helped the Buccaneers win a Super Bowl
In their first season in Tampa, Gronkowski and Brady helped the Buccaneers win a Super Bowl.
After the Buccaneers' 2021 season came to end following a divisional round loss to the Los Angeles Rams, Gronkowski said he would take his time to decide his next steps. In June, after five months of thinking about his decision, Gronkowski decided to retire.
In his announcement message,Gronkowski said he felt his time with the Buccaneers was a success. "In college, I was asked to write about a dream job opportunity that I wanted to pursue and where the location would be," Gronk wrote on Instagram.
"Every time I had to write about my future, no matter what, I picked being a professional football player. For that assignment though, we had to pick the location. So I wrote that I wanted to play in Tampa for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for many reasons, the sunny weather being #1.
I completely forgot about writing this report until 2 years ago when I had the opportunity to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And let me tell ya, the journey in Tampa over the last 2 years has blown away what I originally wrote about in college, big time.
And for this, 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. 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."