Rob Gronkowski Retires From NFL, Won’t Join Tom Brady for Third Season – The Hollywood Reporter

Four-time All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski has again announced his retirement, meaning he won’t be joining Tom Brady for a third season at Tampa Bay.

In an Instagram post on Tuesday, the four-time Super Bowl champion with the Patriots and Buccaneers thanked his teammates and coaches over the years and said he was coming back to “relax.”

“I want to thank the entire first-class Buccaneers organization for an amazing run, trusting me to come back to play and help build a championship team,” Gronkowski wrote. “I will now return to my retirement home, walk away from football with my head held high knowing that I gave it everything I had, good or bad, every time I stepped out on the pitch. The friendships and relationships I made will last forever, and I appreciate each 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.

Leave a Comment