Tom Brady Reacts To Gronkowski’s Retirement With Emotional Message
March 24, 2019
The Patriots nation will have to get used to a game without the big Gronk as the tight end decided to retire. Rob Gronkowski took to his Instagram account to announce his retirement, and it is the last scenario Patriots fans hoped for.
Quarterback Tom Brady responded to Gronk’s retirement decision, and it was emotional. He called him the GOAT!
“Love u man! The GOAT! couldn’t be a better person or teammate,” Brady commented on Gronk’s post.
And this is absolutely true. Gronk and Brady are best friends both on and outside the field. They support each other and Brady was Gronk’s favorite quarterback. Too bad he has to leave. His announcement sends shockwaves throughout the Patriots naton.
“When he’s not there, there’s just a different level with other players,” Brady said of Gronk earlier in the season. “Sometimes we don’t try some things because Gronk Rob Gronkowski’s not in there, sometimes we do.”
“Yeah, he’s a great blocker,” the quarterback said after the Divisional Round. “I think that’s something that goes maybe a little under the radar with his skill set, but he’s one of the most dominant blocking tight ends in the league. Again, he’s a threat when he catches it. Just did such a great job there to start the third quarter. He’s a threat any time he’s out there.”
Gronk didn’t have his best season, and was constantly targeted for his lack of production. But, Brady always praised his qualities.
“Everyone changes as you gain experience,” Brady said of Gronk. “I have a tremendous amount of confidence in Gronk in everything that he does, so I think so highly of him as a player, a person. He brings a lot to our team. When he’s out there, he’s a threat. I’m certainly looking for him. The more we get him the ball, the better our offense is.”
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