Sorry, Tom Brady … reinforcements are NOT on the way — Rob Gronkowski‘s unretirement deadline has passed — officially closing the door on a possible return for the TE this season.
Gronk has been rumored to be considering a comeback almost since the day he made his surprising retirement announcement last spring … with the future Hall of Famer even joking about coming back to the Patriots around playoff time this year.
But, the NFL deadline for a possible return was Saturday … and with Gronk choosing to remain retired — he is now DONE for the 2019 season.
It’s a bummer for Brady and the Pats … their offense hasn’t done much this season, and TB12 was seen openly screaming at his receivers during their loss to the Texans on Sunday.
Of course, Rob can come back to the Pats NEXT year … and New England will have the first crack at signing him then if he chooses to do so.
But, Gronk sure as hell seems to be enjoying life away from the gridiron …