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Gronk's Future at Fox Sports Remains Unclear as Comeback Rumors Ramp Up

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When Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski retired from the NFL earlier this year, the 30-year-old did what a lot of former players do — he became a football analyst.

It’s only been a month since the popular New England Patriots tight end made his debut on Fox Sports during the network’s Thursday Night Football pregame coverage, but his new gig hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing. 

What happened to Gronk on Fox?

He may be used to playing in front of thousands of screaming fans, but the athlete isn’t a natural broadcaster. After his Oct. 10 introduction, Gronk was criticized for spouting out weak commentary and struggling to stay within frame. However, what he lacked in polish, he made up for in energy and charisma.