Four-time NFL All-Star and four-time Super Bowl champion tight end Rob Gronkowski has again announced his retirement. Which means he won’t be joining Tom Brady for a third season in Tampa Bay.
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In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the “Gronk” thanked his teammates and coaches over the years and said he was going back to “chill out.”
“I want to thank the first-class Buccaneers organization for an incredible run. She trusted me to come back to the game and help build a championship team,” Gronkowski wrote. I will now return to my nursing home and walk away from football with my head held high, knowing that I gave it my all, good or bad, every time I stepped onto the pitch. The friendships and relationships I made will last forever, and I thank each and every one of my teammates and coaches for giving their all as well. »
The 33-year-old retired in 2019 after nine seasons with the Patriots, but returned in 2020 when Brady moved to the Buccaneers. The close friends teamed up to help Tampa Bay win a Super Bowl in 2021.
Gronkowski caught 621 passes for 9,286 yards and 92 touchdowns in the regular season. He had 98 receptions for 1,389 yards and 15 touchdowns in the playoffs. A record, certainly, that makes him one of the best in NFL history at his position.