Report: Actors encourage Rob Gronkowski to pursue movie career

Sources have already informed ESPN's Jeff Darlington that the Patriots All-Pro has been considering his future, even before his concussion in the AFC title game.

Kahron Spearman

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski could be planning a post-football career in acting, per North Andover (Mass.) Eagle-Tribune.

The outlet, citing an unnamed source, reports that bonafide action stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Sylvester Stallone have pressed Gronkowski to attempt a jump into film, especially with his football legacy largely set.

[The] Patriots may have a very big problem, in the form of the absence of a very big man who has become perhaps the best tight end in NFL history. His “I dont know how you heard about that response to questions about a possible retirement after Super Bowl LII said everything; hes definitely considering it, and he quite possibly would have done it if the Patriots had won on Sunday.

Gronkowski has said that he would consider his options, while not committing to coming back next season after a crushing Super Bowl loss.

ESPN says sources who have spoken ESPN's Jeff Darlington, who reported on his consideration of retirement, says that he "began telling some people close to him, even before he suffered a concussion in the AFC Championship Game, that football was taking a toll on his body and he was contemplating the end of his playing days."