Former New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has announced his retirement from the NFL after 11 seasons, per NFL insider Jordan Schultz.
Breaking: Rob Gronkowski tells me he’s retiring.
The future first ballot Hall of Famer won four Super Bowls while earning a spot on the NFL’s 100th Anniversary Team and 2010s All-Decade Team.
An all-time great officially hangs em up at 33 years old.
— Jordan Schultz (@Schultz_Report) June 21, 2022
Gronk was a true legend of the game and will go down as one of, if not the best tight end to ever play. This news may come with some skeptics after the five-time Pro Bowler announced he was retiring back before the 2019 season where he ultimately returned to join Tom Brady with the Buccaneers in 2020. He’s only 33 and had a great season for a tight end in 2021, especially for only playing 12 games. Time will tell if he does end up coming back later in the offseason or even during the season but even if this is it, Gronkowski will be a surefire first-ballot Hall of Famer.
In 11 seasons, Gronkowski hauled in 621 receptions for 9,286 yards and 93 total touchdowns across 143 games.
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