I would hope JE never says that. And if he does, Gronk's reply should be, "I'm staying out so when you say the same thing at age 50 and you are drolling into a cup and can't think straight or get out of bed in the morning, then I'll REALLY be able to help you."“Gronk I need you” - Julian Edelman.
How hard will it be to resist that call when it comes in October or November?
Wish him well, and after reading that article I actually hope he stays retired. He is irreplaceable, but the Patriots will find another way.