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Rob Gronkowski retires from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Rob Gronkowski retires from Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Once again, Rob Gronkowski says he has stopped it.

Five Pro Bowls and four Allpro Tight Ends have announced his retirement from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, known for his great personality as well as his proficiency in the field of football.

At university, I was asked to write about the dream job opportunities and places I wanted to pursue. Every time I needed to write about my future, no matter what, I chose to be a professional soccer player. However, that assignment required you to choose a location. So I wrote that I want to play with Tampa for Tampa Bay Buccaneers. For many reasons, sunny weather was the best. I completely forgot to write this report until two years ago when I had the opportunity to participate in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And let me tell you, the trip in Tampa for the last two years has blown away what I first wrote in college. And for this, I thank the entire prestigious Buccaneers organization for a great ride quality and believe that they will return to play and help build the championship team. I now go back to my retired home, and every time I go out on the field, I raise my head and leave football, knowing that I’ve given everything I have, good or bad. The friendships and relationships I have built are forever and I am grateful to have provided everything my teammates and coaches had. Thank you for everything, returning to football from retirement, winning another championship, and now returning to relaxing. Buccaneers 🏴‍☠️ Without fans, crew, you guys this wouldn’t be possible, everyone brought it to every game, thank you for everything you do. Cheers to the next, maybe sailing the sea 🏴‍☠️ Arghhhhhh !!

He isn’t at the top of the career list in any stats category, but he can make a strong claim that the tight end has influenced the game more than he does in football history. Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez revolutionized tight-end play as elite offensive weapons. Gronkowski has taken a new level while boosting the stage for players such as Travis Kelce and George Kittle.

Rob Gronkowski's second NFL act will take place after a two-season run with Bucks.  (Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports)

 

Rob Gronkowski’s second NFL act will take place after a two-season run with Bucks. (Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports)
 

Gronkowski’s heritage is intertwined with Tom Brady’s heritage

Gronkowski, a 6-6, 270-pound athlete with elite hands and playmaking abilities, was a nightmare of a match through the secondary. Good luck if you were a one-to-one defense or a linebacker tasked with 205 pounds of safety who wanted to beat him for a jump ball.

Gronkowski’s work was blocked when he wasn’t highlighting. He was also very good at it.

Above all, Gronkowski’s lasting heritage is Tom Brady’s top target heritage. Brady is the most accomplished quarterback in NFL history and has done most of his achievements in New England without the service of an elite wide receiver, except for a single epic season to play with Randy Moss. rice field.

After Moss, Brady’s list of best patriot recipients, in no particular order, is Julian Edelman, Deion Branch, Wes Welker, and David Patten. I apologize to Edelman’s Birdhouse and no one on the list is inducted into the Hall of Fame.

But Brady had Gronk. And no one else in the NFL did.

Gronkowski sets a new standard for the NFL tight end

When he joined New England in 2010 as a second round pick from Arizona, the Gronkowski was like the NFL had never seen before. After catching 10 touchdowns as a rookie, he exploded in a 90-catch, 1,327-yard, 17-touchdown campaign in the second season, winning the first Pro Bowl and Allpro nod.

Rob Gronkowski was Tom Brady's greatest receiving weapon.  (Photo by Adam Grantsman / Getty Images)

 

Rob Gronkowski was Tom Brady’s greatest receiving weapon. (Photo by Adam Grantsman / Getty Images)
 

Injuries that could upset Gronkowski

The injuries eventually cost them. Gronkowski overcame the loss of the New England Super Bowl XLVI to the New York Giants in a high ankle sprain that suffered in the 2011 AFC Championship. He needed surgery after the season.

Next season, he broke his forearm on two separate occasions, including a playoff victory with the Houston Texans. The injury required multiple surgeries. He also needed surgery on his back during the off-season. His illness knocked him out from the first six games of 2013. After seven games in a row, he chopped his knees and finished 2013 on the injured list, weeping at ACL and MCL. He had multiple concussions along the way.

The turmoil in his body left a prima facie question as to whether Gronkowski’s career could survive his physical playing style. He quickly rested those concerns and truly marked the Patriots folklore in 2014. Gronkowski recovered from numerous injuries, played 15 games and scored 82 passes in 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns. Gronk is back. He won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year for his efforts. He also won his first Super Bowl.

When Gronkowski grew into the second featured star in the two Brady Super Bowl trilogy, it was the first of three rings with the Patriots. By the time he finished collecting rings in New England, he had gained so much influence that when he dented the Vince Lombardi Trophy while using it as a baseball bat, who Did not catch my eye. Gronk was just Gronk. And that was the secret to success.

Gronk becomes Gronk.  (Fred Kfoury III / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

 

Gronk becomes Gronk. (Fred Kfoury III / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
 

Last fruitful run

Gronkowski was a rare bright light in the slogan of defeating the Los Angeles Rams in the 13-3 Super Bowl LIII. He caught two 47-yard passes on an important fourth-quarter drive that set the Patriots to the two-yard line for the game’s only touchdown. It would have been a coder suitable for a spectacular career, and Gronkowski said it would stop that off-season.

But Brady continued. And when he went to Tampa Bay, Gronkowski couldn’t resist the temptation of another run with his future Hall of Fame opponent. The warm climate has certainly helped. Gronkowski escaped from his retirement and the pair won the final championship with Gronkowski, who caught two touchdowns from Brady against Kansas City Chiefs at the Super Bowl LIV.

Although in the ringless season, after another success, Gronkowski caught 621 times (10th in the tight end), received 9,286 yards (5th) and touched down 92 times (3rd). ) Ended my career. He achieved these tally in 143 games. This is just over half the time it took Gonzales (270 games) and Gates (236 games) to reach the sum of their flashy careers. He also has a handful of rings to show it.

Gronkowski says this is the end, but it may not be. His agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN’s Adam Schefter that he wasn’t sure if Gronkowski really really ended up in the NFL.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Tom Brady called him back during the season and Rob answered.” Rosenhaus said. “This is my opinion, but I wouldn’t be surprised if Rob returns during or next season.”

Gronkowski may now be imagining spending the NFL season on his couch, but he may never have seen him catch the last Brady Pass.

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