On Tuesday, Rob Gronkowski announced he’s retiring. The veteran tight end had been considering returning to play for the Bucs.
Brady reacted to Gronkowski’s retirement announcement:
“Teammate, friend, brother, just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of Gronk,” Brady said, via Pro Football Talk. “Nobody has ever embodied the idea of ‘leaving it all out on the field’ like Rob has throughout his entire career. Every single snap, I knew that no matter how many people you put in front of him, he was going to get to his spot.
“Even more important is the person he was off the field. Focused when he had to be, and FUN the rest of the time. Having Gronk in your locker room was every NFL player’s dream. I’m proud of all that we’ve accomplished together, and even more excited for all you have ahead of you. Congrats Gronk, you deserve it.”
Following his retirement, Gronkowski’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that another comeback is potentially in the cards.
“It would not surprise me if Tom Brady calls him during the season to come back and Rob answers the call,” Rosenhaus said. “This is just my opinion but I wouldn’t be surprised if Rob comes back during the season or next season.”
Tom Brady saw that news and jumped all over it on Twitter:
After another successful season, Gronkowski finishes his career with 621 catches (10th among tight ends), 9,286 receiving yards (fifth), and 92 touchdowns (third).WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.