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Rob Gronkowski Lands First Major Gig After Second Retirement

Tyler Maher
Rob Gronkowski is ready to take the next step after his NFL career.
Rob Gronkowski is ready to take the next step after his NFL career. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Rob Gronkowski is making a comeback, but not on the field.

Four months after retiring from the NFL for the second time, the 33-year-old former tight end has decided to return to the studio as a TV analyst for FOX.

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Gronkowski, who originally retired after the 2018 season, spent the 2019 season as a studio analyst for FOX as well. After coming back to play the 2020 and 2021 seasons with old friend Tom Brady in Tampa Bay, Gronkowski retired again this past offseason and will reclaim his old TV role.

The move makes sense for Gronkowski, whose larger-than-life presence is made for TV. His sense of humor, outgoing personality and down-to-earth analysis all give him great on-screen charisma. He always seems at ease on camera as well, never appearing stiff or uncomfortable like some former players.

As a four-time Super Bowl champion and one of the greatest tight ends of all time, Gronkowski is certainly qualified for the position. Football fans will likely be happy to have his goofy presence back on TV, even if it's no longer in pads.

Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gotten off to a slow start without Gronkowski this year, going 3-3 in his absence. They still have the fourth-best Super Bowl odds (+1100) on FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds, however.

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