One NFL Coach Is Recruiting Rob Gronkowski

Former NFL star Rob Gronkowski

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For the second time in his career, Rob Gronkowski retired from football.

This time around the decision has seemed to stick as Gronk has enjoyed the opportunities available to him off the field.

Now it looks like there is a coach who wants to change that.

Today, new Denver Broncos coach Sean Payton tweeted a picture of a Denver Broncos t-shirt with the B crossed out and replaced with a G. Along with the picture of the “Groncos” shirt, Payton provided a caption that said “let the recruitment begin”.

The Broncos have had an interesting year at the tight end position.

Until about a year ago, the Broncos appeared to be set at tight end long-term. Then they traded Noah Fant in the deal that got them Russell Wilson.

After the trade, they turned to Albert Okwuegbunam as their top tight end. Unfortunately, he didn’t live up to expectations, only making 10 catches.

However, they did get some hope at the position during the season. The Broncos grabbed Greg Dulcich in the 3rd round of last year’s draft and he flashed some real potential as a rookie. He made 33 catches for 411 yards in just 10 games.

Still, Rob Gronkowski would give the Broncos an established star at the position as they continue to watch Dulcich develop, which tends to take a few years for tight ends.

Wilson had a tendency to target tight ends during his time with the Seattle Seahawks and Gronk would be the best one he’s ever played with.

Giving Wilson such a dependable tight end could be just what he needs to turn things around after a disappointing first season in Denver.

First, Sean Payton will need to convince Gronk to come out of retirement to play football again at all.