Jamal Adams is not buying Rob Gronkowski's retirement.
The Patriots tight end revealed on March 24 that he was stepping away from football at the age of 29 after a nine-year career that included three Super Bowl championships.
The Jets' Pro Bowl safety, however, does not expect the retirement to last very long.
Gronkowski may have some incentive to return to the gridiron and go toe-to-toe with Adams. He did not sound not too pleased with the Jets safety when Adams tackled the Patriots mascot at the Pro Bowl in January.
"I saw that. It wasn't very nice," Gronkowski told reporters at Super Bowl LIII Opening Night. "We're going to have to figure a way out to get the revenge. I mean, that was not nice what he did. I heard the guy got seriously hurt."
Perhaps Gronkowski may seek out that revenge by returning to the football field. The Jets will indeed be a tougher challenge for New England in the AFC East this year after Adam's "Lebron-like" recruiting efforts to land Le'Veon Bell and the Patriots may need Gronkowski back if the division is at stake.