Gronkowski won four Super Bowls, three with the Patriots (XLIX, LI, LIII) and one with the Buccaneers (LV) in 2020.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers star and NFL legend, Rob Gronkowski has announced his retirement for a second time. Gronk took to social media and said, “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”, he said.
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) June 21, 2022
Gronkowski had previously retired in 2018 with the New England Patriots because of injuries. The 2010 second-round draft pick out of Arizona largely credits Tom Brady for setting the expectations for his career, and it was Brady who summoned him out of retirement in 2020 to play for the Bucs.
Twitter was full of praise for Rob and we have chosen some of the best reactions.
This better be the last time I say this !! Congrats on retirement @RobGronkowski !! Much love homie
— Kyle Van Noy (@KVN_03) June 21, 2022
— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) June 21, 2022
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) June 21, 2022
Never forget when Tom Brady made sure Rob Gronkowski got his $1 million incentive in Week 18 😂 pic.twitter.com/6Qxm6W6NkP
— Action Network (@ActionNetworkHQ) June 21, 2022
No one has impacted the league from the TE Position in the last 20 years, like @RobGronkowski. His passion, toughness, skill, and emotion seems unattainable. @ArizonaFBall is so fortunate to call him a Member of Our Family!! https://t.co/Uzn2vf1LWH
— Jedd Fisch (@CoachJeddFisch) June 21, 2022
Rob Gronkowski is the greatest Tight End to ever play the game, this is not debatable.
He is a patriot, elite blocker, and nearly impossible to tackle in the open field with the ball. Elite hands too.
Wishing Gronk a fantastic retirement and success in whatever he does next! pic.twitter.com/QfftoaGoxE
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) June 21, 2022
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) June 21, 2022
Breaking: Rob Gronkowski tells me he’s retiring.
The future first ballot Hall of Famer won four Super Bowls while earning a spot on the NFL’s 100th Anniversary Team and 2010s All-Decade Team.
An all-time great officially hangs em up at 33 years old.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) June 21, 2022
Thanks for everything, @RobGronkowski 🙏
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) June 21, 2022
— Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) June 21, 2022
Rob Gronkowski’s NFL career:
– 11 seasons
– 621 receptions
– 9,286 yards
– 92 TDs
– 4× Super Bowl champ
– 5× Pro Bowler
– 4× First-team All-Pro
– 1,389 yards & 15 TDs in the playoffs.
– Endless memories.
Arguably the most dominant TE ever. The game will miss Gronk.
HOF waits. pic.twitter.com/2qLfxzccuA
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) June 21, 2022