New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski Retires

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Rob Gronkowski, who has been playing for the New England Patriots since he was drafted in 2010, is retiring. The tight end made the surprising announcement on Instagram this afternoon.

Known to his fans as ‘The Gronk,’ Rob has played in eight AFC  Championships and four Super Bowls, winning three of them over the course of nine years.

Below is his post about leaving the NFL and what’s next.

According to Fox, Gronkowski will finish his career with 521 regular-season catches over nine NFL seasons for 7,861 total yards and 79 touchdowns. This is the third-most by a tight end in NFL history. Gronk’s  12 career postseason touchdown receptions ‘are the most by a tight end in NFL playoff history and his 81 career postseason catches are also best among tight ends.’

His former teammates, including Tom Brady and Julian Edelman, wished him  luck and shared their love for the ‘other GOAT’ on social.  Media following the news.

Football in High Heels wishes Rob luck in his new adventures.


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