Patriots fans remain hopeful that they'll see Rob Gronkowski back on the field in 2019, and a recent Instagram post will certainly boost their confidence on the matter. Gronk was catching up with Drew Brees at the ESPY's and a video emerged in which it seems like the former tight end is telling the Saints star that he's "coming back."
In the video, you can hear Gronk tell Brees, "Yeah, yeah. I'm coming back," which was followed by a comical high-pitched laugh.
While Patriots fans are likely licking their chops after watching that video, everyone needs to take a big step back and calm down.
We have no idea what this conversation was really about. We don't know anything they discussed before or after this, all we have is a tiny sound clip with no background information whatsoever. There's no true evidence to suggest that Gronk will be back in a Pats uniform next year.
If the 30-year-old is really planning to return to the league, would he really be telling Brees?
As fun as a Gronk return would be, fans need to wait for some evidence that's a little more concrete. While there's no denying what Gronk said, there's absolutely no proof that their conversation had anything to do with No. 87 coming out of retirement.