Rob Gronkowski thanked fans and spurred speculation about a comeback at the ESPY’s

Gronk may be retired, but that didn't stop him from stealing the spotlight.

Rob Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski, of the New England Patriots, arrives at the ESPY Awards. – (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Wednesday night, newly-retired Rob Gronkowski shared the honor of taking home the ‘Best Moment’ award with fellow new retirees Dwyane Wade and Lindsey Vonn at ESPN’s annual award show, the ESPY’s. However, the Best Moment award was far from Gronk’s biggest moment last night.

One of Gronkowski’s most notable moments at the ESPY’s was a short conversation with New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees. While seemingly a harmless video upon first glance, some Twitter users have dug deeper and have raised the question, did Gronkowski says he was ‘coming back’ in this video? 

The video may contain no context about what the conversation was actually about, and it is difficult to understand what the two athletes are saying, but it hasn’t stopped fans from connecting the dots to a possible NFL return for the 30-year-old. 


In the way of a possible return though is Gronkowski’s newfound retirement hobby, cornhole. 

Gronkowski also took some time at the ESPY’s to shout out Patriots Nation with current Patriots players Sony Michel, Deatrich Wise, and David Andrews. 

Gronk capped off his night by accepting the ‘Best Moment’ award for his recent retirement alongside Wade and Vonn. He takes the time to thank his parents, his former teammates, and the fans during his acceptance speech.