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There’s been rumors floating around the Boston area that future Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski could end his short-lived retirement.

Nothing has come from Gronkowski’s camp. Rather, it’s more about the belief that Gronkowski can’t remain away from the game for too long.

According to the tight end’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, it’s highly unlikely that Gronkowski will unretire and rejoin the Pats.

Rosenhaus also opened up about what led to Gronk’s retirement following the 2018 season. It was all about his long-term health and the physical demands that came with playing football.

This comes on the heels of yet another star player retiring during the prime of his career. Indianapolis Colts’ quarterback Andrew Luck’s decision to retire stems from the very same health issues that led to Gronkowski’s retirement.

It could very well be a trend moving forward. Players know better than ever the long-term impact of playing in the NFL over the long haul.

It’s in this that we’ve seen multiple big-name players call it quits sooner than most would have believed.