Rob Gronkowski On Why He Left Out Patriots

Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski, taking a page from Tom Brady’s playbook, suddenly announced his retirement.

Rob Gronkowski, a retired New England Patriots defensive back, posted a lengthy message on social media, in which he reflected on his time with the Buccaneers but made no reference to his time in Foxboro. It is safe to assume that the glaring absence angered Patriots supporters, but Gronkowski insists it was not meant in any disrespectful way.

I believe that is blown a little out of hand,” Gronkowski said on NESN on Tuesday. The first time I retired was sort of when I did it.

Rob Gronkowski Had Previously Thanked The Patriots

It is undeniable that New England is one of my favorite places. I adore New England’s rabid fan base. There is absolutely no doubt about that. To be honest, I just sort of delivered that retiring speech for the 2 years I would have in Tampa, and I thought the place and time I did the inaugural one was wonderful. But I feel like perhaps things were exaggerated a little bit. But New England is my favorite place in the world.

When Gronk first retired in 2019, he took to social media to express his gratitude to the Patriots. After skipping football the next year, he eventually joined Tom Brady on the 2021 Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It is only natural to wonder if Rob Gronkowski will emerge from retirement again if Tom Brady, who recently reversed his decision to retire, calls. On Tuesday, he put an end to those rumors.

The best quarterback of all time,” Gronkowski told ESPN’s Mike Reiss when asked who he would choose. Put the question to him about how he is feeling. Let him know I am doing fine. If this is indeed the final time we see Gronkowski play, his next journey will be to Canton, Ohio, to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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