Reiss admits that Gronkowski may be visiting Gillette Stadium simply for treatment of his thigh. However, Reiss believes this is also a reflection of his being in a good place with how the season ended.
Reports mentioned that the two factors that are expected to influence Gronkowski’s decision are whether he’s healthy and if Tom Brady officially returns for the 2019 season.
Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported leading up to the Super Bowl that Gronkowski was healthier now than he was at almost any other point this season and feels 100 percent after battling injuries for most of the season.
Sources tell Rapoport that Gronkowski was dealing with Achilles tendonitis and a bulging disc in his back this season, which likely impacted his production and ability.
Rapoport added that it took Gronkowski until Week 15 for him to be removed from the injury.
Gronkowski, 29, is a former second-round pick of the Patriots back in 2010. He is in the sixth year of his eight-year, $55.23 million contract that included $13.17 million guaranteed.
In 2018, Gronkowski appeared in 13 games for the Patriots and recorded 47 receptions for 682 yards receiving (14.5 YPC) and scored three touchdowns.
We’ll have more regarding Gronkowski as the news is available.