2. He’s had a year off to recover
Many will argue that Gronk taking a year off from football will hurt him because he has fallen out of ‘football shape.’
While that may be true to a point, I honestly believe it will help him. He is refreshed and it’s not like he hasn’t been working out during that time period.
Gronkowski was clearly worn down a little less than two years ago when he made the decision to retire. He had been banged up and wasn’t near at the level he had once played at. A lot of that, in my opinion, had to do with him playing through injuries.
Now, he’s had a year to recover and will have an opportunity to come out and play with plenty of depth behind him so he doesn’t have to play full games and get worn down.