Plenty of folks have their take on whether or not Rob Gronkowski actually will stay retired, and most think there’s at least some chance the tight end will return to the gridiron.

But one of Gronk’s former teammates weighed in on the matter earlier this month and he thinks Gronk truly is done — for a pretty simple reason.

In an interview with Spox, translated by Pats Pulpit, Sebastian Vollmer — who played offensive tackle for the New England Patriots between 2009 to 2015 — explained why he believes Gronkowski won’t make a comeback.

“I don’t think he will come back again,” Vollmer said. “Just looking at his physical shape, I don’t think he’d be able to pull it off.”

Fair point.

A report has surfaced that Gronkowski has not been lifting weights since retiring, and pictures of him lately show a somewhat slimmed-down version of the 30-year-old. Because of that, it probably would take him a little while to get back into game shape.

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