Buccaneers tight finish Rob Gronkowski retires AGAIN after winning four titles with longtime teammate Tom Brady in Tampa Bay and New England – however his agent says one other return is feasible
- Rob Gronkowski has introduced his retirement from the NFL for a second time
- He first retired after the 2018 season after winning three titles with the Patriots
- Gronkowski got here again in 2020 to play with former teammate Tom Brady with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the 2 gained a fourth Super Bowl collectively
- Brady retired in February solely to alter his thoughts and return to the Buccaneers
- Gronkowski’s agent Drew Rosenhaus mentioned he would not he stunned if un-retired
Rob Gronkowski is, as soon as once more, a former NFL participant.
The four-time Super Bowl champion and one in all Tom Brady’s favourite targets with the New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers introduced his second retirement on Tuesday, thanking followers, teammates and coaches on Instagram.
‘I wish to thank the entire total firstclass Buccaneers group for an incredible experience, trusting me to come back again to play and assist construct a championship crew,’ wrote the legendary tight finish. ‘I’ll now be going again into my retirement house, strolling away from soccer once more with my head held excessive figuring out I gave it all the things I had, good or unhealthy, each time I stepped out on the sector.
‘The friendships and relationships I’ve made will final perpetually, and I admire each single one in all my teammates and coaches for giving all the things they’d as properly. From retirement, again to soccer and winning one other championship and now again to chilling out, thanks to all.’
Tom Brady #12 and Rob Gronkowski #87 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers rejoice winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 7, 2021
Brady and Gronkowski created probably the most prolific QB-TE connections in NFL historical past
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (#12) and New England Patriots tight finish Rob Gronkowski (#87) rejoice after the win. The New England Patriots tackle the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale
Gronkowski’s retirement was met by some skepticism.
ESPN’s Kimberley Martin tweeted she’ll must ‘test again in with Gronk in 41 days,’ referencing the beginning of coaching camp, when many NFL gamers get the urge to return to the game.
Even Gronkowski’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, left the door open for an additional return to soccer.
‘It wouldn’t shock me if Tom Brady calls him throughout the season to come back again and Rob solutions the decision,’ Drew Rosenhaus advised Schefter. ‘This is simply my opinion however I would not be stunned if Rob comes again throughout the season or subsequent season.’
Gronkowski’s announcement follows Brady’s transient retirement and subsequent return to the Buccaneers earlier this spring.
A second-round select of Arizona in 2010, Gronkowski went on to be named to 5 Pro Bowls and four All-Pro First Teams throughout his tenure in New England. During that point he collected 521 receptions for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns.
Despite battling again accidents in New England, Gronkowski was largely wholesome over two seasons in Tampa, lacking solely four video games and registering 1,205 receiving yards to go with 13 touchdowns.
He was significantly sturdy in Tampa Bay’s Super Bowl LV win over the reigning champion Kansas City Chiefs, catching six passes for 67 yards and two touchdowns.
Gronkowski appeared to incorporate some type of a pirate or buccaneer reference on the finish