Future Hall of Fame tight end Rob Gronkowski has done an excellent job transitioning to life after football. While he was still receiving some calls from teams this season gauging his interest in making a return, retirement is treating the former New England Patriot and Tampa Bay Buccaneer well.
Every time you turn your TV on or head onto social media you are almost guaranteed to see at least one ad with Rob Gronkowski in it. Despite being a superstar athlete, he is someone that is easily relatable given how much fun he has off the field.
While Rob Gronkowski has decided that he no longer wants to play, that doesn’t mean that his acumen has disappeared. When making appearances on football shows, he still provides sound analysis as he has forgotten more about football than most of us will ever learn in our lifetime.
Most recently, he made an appearance on Up & Adams with Kay Adams and made some waves. Part of a quote that Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers made when making his weekly appearance on The Pat McAfee Show was shared with Rob Gronkowski.
Rodgers said, “Do I still think I can play? Of course. Can I play at a high level? The highest – I think I can win MVP again… in the right situation. Is the right situation in Green Bay or somewhere else? I’m not sure. I don’t think you should shut down any opportunities… I think there’s more conversations to be had.
That is something that Rob Gronkowski agreed with for the most part, but he took exception to one thing; Rodgers mentioning the MVP award and not winning Super Bowls.
“Why are you thinking MVP?… It should be Super Bowls, you should never be thinking MVPs…”
As a four-time Super Bowl champion, Rob Gronkowski knows as much as anyone what it takes to win a Lombardi Trophy. Rodgers has one himself, but it goes to show how different their approaches to the game are.
While personal accolades are certainly impressive for a resume, nothing trumps winning a Super Bowl. Could that outlook on his performance be why the Packers have fallen short in recent years?
Mindsets matter and if Rodgers’ main focus was on winning MVPs and not championships it could have certainly played a part in Green Bay constantly falling short in the playoffs despite tons of regular season success.