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ATLANTA (WBZ-AM) -- Super Bowl LIII could be the last NFL game for two franchise New England players.
Safety Devin McCourty and tight end Rob Gronkowski both revealed they are considering retirement at media events leading up to Sunday's big game.
Gronkowski, who openly mulled retirement after last season, added to the rumors at a pre-Super Bowl media event. "After a long season, after the game, a few weeks down the road... You sit back, you relax, you get some downtime, some enjoyment time, and you just see where you wanna go with it," the 29-year-old told reporters in Atlanta.
McCourty, 31, doesn't know if he can top this super season alongside twin brother Jason. "If we can win this game - win it with my brother - I don't know what else I could do that would top that," McCourty said. "So I'm just trying to make sure I enjoy this season and enjoy these last couple days with these guys."
Drafted just one round apart (McCourty went in the first, Gronkowski in the second), the two have been staples on either side of the ball since 2010, forming the nucleus for the second incarnation of the Patriots' dynasty.
Tom Brady, Gronkowski, and McCourty take on Jared Goff and the L.A. Rams in Super Bowl LIII next Sunday, Feb. 3rd at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Kickoff is at 6:30 PM EST.
WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports: