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Social Media Reacts To Rob Gronkowski’s Retirement

Robert Alvarez
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June 23, 2022 at 1:46 pm ET

Social Media Reacts To Rob Gronkowski’s Retirement(PHOTO: David Mercer - USA TODAY Sports)

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Former New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has called it a career for a second time.

NFL Insider Jordan Schultz first reported Gronkowski’s decision.

Gronkowski later announced the news over Instagram with a lengthy statement thanking his teammates and the Buccaneers organization.

“I want to thank the whole entire first-class Buccaneers organization for an amazing ride, trusting me to come back to play and help build a championship team. I will now be going back into my retirement home, walking away from football again with my head held high knowing I gave it everything I had, good or bad, every time I stepped out on the field.
“The friendships and relationships I have made will last forever, and I appreciate every single one of my teammates and coaches for giving everything they had as well. From retirement, back to football and winning another championship, and now back to chilling out, thank you to all.”

Gronkowski played his first nine seasons with the Patriots before retiring before the start of the 2019 season. During his Patriots tenure, Gronkowski became arguably the best tight end in the game and was a part of three Super Bowl championships.

In 2020, Gronkowski unretired and decided to join Tom Brady’s Buccaneers. He would win his fourth Super Bowl ring that season, even scoring two touchdowns in the game.

Over his 11 professional seasons, Gronkowski set two Super Bowl records, most career receptions by a tight end, and most receiving yards at the position.

In the regular season, Gronkowski recorded 92 career receiving touchdowns, third-most by a tight end ever, most receiving touchdowns in a single season by a tight end (17 in 2011), and most seasons with at least ten receiving touchdowns by a tight end (5).

Former teammates, players around the league, media members, and other Gronk connections all shared their reactions over social media.

You can check out some of the best below.

 

https://twitter.com/davidortiz/status/1539642796713590785?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

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