Late last month, four-time Super Bowl champion Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement. This is Gronkowski’s second time retiring from the NFL, having previously hung up his cleats in New England after playing from 2010 to 2018 with the Patriots before returning in 2020 to play two seasons with the Buccaneers.
The 33-year-old wrote on social media, “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.”
Earlier this week, Gronk’s girlfriend, Camille Kostek, shared what the couple will do now that he’s retired.
With the news of him kind of stepping away from football, I think we will be able to maybe explore. I mean enjoying time together and getting to know each other even more. I think the pandemic allowed us to get to know each other in that time. Not on a schedule and having to be at the airport all the time. I can’t wait to just enjoy Fourth of July weekend and walk our dog.”
The supermodel also revealed her one hope for the couple as well.
“We actually just got back from France,” she continued. “We were in Hawaii a couple months ago. I hope I can bring him to the Virgin Islands — that’s where I shot for the magazine this year. I have family there; that’s where my mom grew up. He’s never been the years that we have been together. I hope that will be our tropical getaway… do it the local way.”
They both are insanely rich, so they can go wherever they please at any time of the year.
Over his 11 NFL seasons, Gronkowski was part of four Super Bowl-winning teams, three times with the Patriots and again with the Buccaneers. Gronkowski holds two Super Bowl records — most career receptions by a tight end and most receiving yards at the position.