Rob Gronkowski Retiring From NFL After Amazing Run With Patriots, Bucs

Rob Gronkowski is retiring again. The former New England Patriots tight end is calling it career after a successful career in the NFL. Gronk was one of the better tight ends in the league and his performance helped the Patriots win a few championships.

Gronkowski announced his retirement a couple of years ago. He enjoyed his time off and partied hard. He also lost some weight. Well, it was a lot of weight to be more precise.

Fun fact? Gronkowski came out of his retirement to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He and Tom Brady won a title together. Again. Gronk stayed around for another season, but he has made a big decision. A final one. Hopefully.

Rob Gronkowski shares emotional message amid his retirement

“In college, I was asked to write about a dream job opportunity that I wanted to pursue and where the location would be. Every time I had to write about my future, no matter what, I picked being a professional football player. For that assignment though, we had to pick the location. So I wrote that I wanted to play in Tampa for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, for many reasons, the sunny weather being #1.

“I completely forgot about writing this report until 2 years ago when I had the opportunity to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And let me tell ya, the journey in Tampa over the last 2 years has blown away what I originally wrote about in college, big time. And for this, 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.”

Gronk goes back to his great habits

“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. Buccaneers (pirate emoji) fans, the Krewe, without you guys, none of this is possible, all of ya brought it every game, thank you for all you do. Cheers to what?s next, maybe sailing the seas (pirate emoji) Arghhhhhh!!”