Former NFL tight end Rob Gronkowski is physically ready to play football again, but he’s not sure if the desire will ever return.
Gronkowski, in a public appearance to discuss his partnership with CBDMedic, also discussed his retirement from football on Tuesday.
The three-time Super Bowl Champion said he needed to recover after retiring from football due to all the injuries he accumulated in his career. He got emotional explaining how the injuries made him feel.
“I want to be clear to my fans: I needed to recover,” Gronkowski said. “I was not in a good place. Football was bringing me down, and I didn’t like it. I was losing that joy in life.”
He said CBD has helped him feel much better, and will now advocate for its use in the NFL and other sports leagues. It is currently banned by the NFL.
Gronkowski also said he is healthy enough to play in the NFL. But that’s not the entire equation.
“Physically, I’ll be ready. I could play right now if I wanted to play, hands down,” Gronkowski said. “I can run fast right now, I’m feeling good. Physically-wise, I can do it. Mentally, desire-wise, it’s not there.”
Gronk said if he feels the desire and passion to return to football, he would do it, but he doesn’t see it happening.
“It could be the case in six months, it could be the case in two years, could be the case in three years, could be the case in three months,” Gronkowski said. “But I truly don’t see it in the foreseeable future.”
—Field Level Media