Well, we finally have our answer.

Effectively since the moment Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement back in March, Patriots fans began to speculate when, not if, Rob Gronkowski would return to the team he won three Super Bowls with. While Gronk took on multiple off-the-field endeavors over the past few months, he routinely kept the book open for a possible NFL comeback.

It appears that book now is closed, at least as it pertains to the 2019 season. Gronkowski over the weekend teased a “big announcement” slated for Tuesday, which ultimately proved to be his party plans in Miami during the weekend of Super Bowl LIV. Patriots fans unsurprisingly weren’t overjoyed by Gronk’s revelation.

Mark your calendars, folks. While the Gronk chatter might die down over the next few months, talk of his potential return surely will fire up once again come March.

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