Rob Gronkowski drops cryptic message about the NFL future

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Rob Gronkowski dropped a cryptic comment about his NFL playing future in response to a social media post made by Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette.

Gronkowski has yet to decide if he will continue playing in the league. He played the last two seasons for the Buccaneers after spending several years with the New England Patriots.

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Rob Gronkowski of the Buccaneers warms up before the Carolina Panthers game at Raymond James Stadium 9, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.
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His cryptic message raised the eyebrows of NFL fans.

Fournette asked on Instagram how many No. 7 jersey’s he is going to see in the stands during the 2022 season. Gronkowski replied, “I’ll represent a 7 jersey in the stand for ya!”

Fournette responded to Gronkowski, “Say homie doesn’t make me tear up bring yo-a-back.”

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Buccaneers star Tom Brady wished Gronkowski a happy birthday on his Instagram Stories on Sunday. He also asked if the tight end was “getting bored yet.”

Buccaneers' Rob Gronkowski celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles at Raymond James Stadium on Jan.  16, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.

Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles at Raymond James Stadium on Jan. 16, 2022, in Tampa, Florida.
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It’s unclear what Gronkowski will decide to do. He told TMZ Sports in April he wasn’t ready to commit to football yet.

“Right now, I’m not ready to get back out on that field,” Gronkowski said. “I’m not ready to commit to the game of football right now.”

He’s been in a holding pattern since the Buccaneers were eliminated in the playoffs by the Los Angeles Rams in January.

Rob Gronkowski attends Gronk Beach Las Vegas at Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas on April 29, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Rob Gronkowski attends Gronk Beach Las Vegas at Encore Beach Club at Wynn Las Vegas on April 29, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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“I’m just going to take some time, get my mind away from football for a couple of weeks,” he later told Fox News Digital at the time. “You know, let’s make that decision come naturally in a couple of weeks. As of now, you know, you can’t make decisions. Your emotions are just flying so high, they’re up and down, especially after a loss like that. It definitely stings a little bit. “

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