Gronk to the WWE? Five things he can do after leaving the Patriot way

One of the NFL's biggest names, Gronk has decided to call it a day at the age of 29 - which gives him plenty of time to try out a few new careers...


Rob Gronkowski has retired from the NFL and while it’s wise to take anything he says with a pinch of salt, we can only take what we’re given for now.

After all, Gronk could conceivably take some time off, make the Hall of Fame in 2024, get into shape, and then come back and play at the same age Tony Gonzalez did while having 859 yards and eight touchdowns.

But it doesn’t mean we can’t ponder what the 79-touchdown-scoring, three Super Bowl-winning tight end might get up to in the meantime, does it?

Here are five things #87 could do with all that extra free time he now has.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – FEBRUARY 03: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots catches a 29-yard reception in the fourth quarter against the Los Angeles Rams during Super Bowl LIII at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 03, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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Commit Full Time to WWE

If you haven’t seen it, Gronk has already appeared at Wrestlemania and made a fool out of himself for money, so he may as well continue down that path and make even more money.

Gronkowski is quirky and Vince McMahon likes that. After all, they might need some big names now that All Elite Wrestling are coming onto the mainstage.

The former NFL tight end has a pompous frat boy persona and that would tie in well with McMahon and co’s New England, better-than-you background.

We’re not sure on the spandex, mind you.

Dancing with the Stars

What do Nicole Scherzinger, Donny Osmond, Donald Driver and Rashad Jennings all have in common?

They all won the bloody thing and none of them can move like Rob Gronkowski.

If you think over time that Gronk has exhibited his serious moved post-touchdown, think of all the freestyle combinations he can flaunt to viewers that he uses in-game. Stiff arm into a juke, back to a reach block, to a one-arm grab to and spin.

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a winner.

MIAMI, FL – MARCH 23: Rob Gronkowski attends the SiriusXM Music Lounge at 1 Hotel South Beach on March 23, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Tom Brady’s Bodyguard

He’s already caught his balls for the bones of a decade, he may as well watch his ass now.

Not only would it be a superb career move that keeps him close to his best friend, but he’d also likely have a job for life because Tom’s NFL career will probably last longer than the Brexit negotiations at this point.

Can you picture it? Kids running up to Brady while he’s getting his berries and nuts in some high-end Rhode Island supermarket – and WHAM – launched into aisle six, covered in baking powder.

There’s a film in that. Speaking of which…

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 17: Actor Jean Claude Van Damme attends the Jean Claude Van Damme Photocall at the Majestic Beach during the 61st International Cannes Film Festival on May 17 , 2008 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)

Jean-Claude Van Damme

I’m not suggesting for a second that Gronkowski could actually become Jean-Claude Van Damme, although I’m fairly certain he has the money if he can find the right surgeon.

What I’m saying is he should take on the role of that form of superhero in the cinema.

Instead of high-octane fight scenes, Gronkowski just picks up people, spikes them and carries on his way to his local Gamestop to buy Call of Duty.

Rob Gronkowski is the definition of a millennial despite just falling outside the window to qualify, and there has to be a production company willing to roll the dice on that level of relatability.

Go Back to the NFL

In all reality, Gronk is going to spend six weeks realising that the only thing he has in his brain is a playbook and on a gridiron is the only place in the world he’ll feel accepted.

I have him back by OTAs if I’m honest. has the latest odds on all your favourite sports

What do you think?