You Can Bet On What Rob Gronkowski Will Do In Retirement And You’ll Make Bank If He Becomes A Male Stripper
Over the course of his nine-year career in the NFL, Rob Gronkowski established himself as one of the best—if not the best—tight ends of all time.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and after months of speculation, Gronk announced he was retiring from football over the weekend.
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It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.
During his time in New England, Gronk helped the team win three Super Bowls, was named to the Pro Bowl five times, and racked up a total of 79 touchdowns (which is probably 10 more than he would have preferred).
Gronk didn’t spend any of the $60 million he got for playing with the Patriots, opting instead to live off that sweet, sweet endorsement money and ensuring he wouldn’t go the way of Antoine Walker after hanging up his cleats.
He could theoretically coast off of his earnings for the rest of his life but it’s unlikely we’ve seen the last of Gronk, and if you’re a fan of prop bets, I have quite the treat for you.
Here’s the full list of odds:
- WWE +150 (3/2)
- NFL Commentator +200 (2/1)
- Actor +500 (5/1)
- Podcast Host +500 (5/1)
- Play in NFL +1000 (10/1)
- Play in XFL +3300 (33/1)
- Play in AAF +3300 (33/1)
- Play in CFL +5000 (50/1)
- Male Stripper +5000 (50/1)
It didn’t take long after Gronk’s announcement for Drew Rosenhaus to suggest he could be returning to the NFL sooner rather than later so that certainly doesn’t seem like the worst pick in the world (although he’d have to return before the end of 2019 as stipulated by the sportsbook).
With that said, WWE’s Mojo Rawley says he thinks it’s only a matter of time until Gronk steps into the ring, so even if it doesn’t give you a huge return on your investment, it might be the safest bet on there when you consider he’s wrestled before.
However, as he revealed in an interview with Conan O’Brien, Gronk once inadvertently worked as a male stripper back in college for a night.
I’m down to throw a few dollars on the off chance he decides to get his Magic Mike on again.