With the information of Rob Gronkowski’s retirement, many all through the NFL world have reacted. None had been extra carefully watched than that of Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.
Brady has been Gronkowski’s beginning quarterback yearly of his profession. So understandably, the world was curious what Brady needed to say about his prolific tight finish. Shortly after Gronkowski made his announcement Brady launched an announcement exalting his teammate and long-time good friend.
“Teammate, good friend, brother, only a few of the phrases that come to thoughts after I consider Gronk. No one has ever embodied the thought of ‘leaving all of it out on the sphere’ like Rob has all through his whole profession. Each single snap, I knew regardless of how many individuals you set in entrance of him, he was going to get to his spot. Much more vital is the individual he was off the sphere. Centered when he needed to be, and FUN the remainder of the time. Having Gronk in your locker room was each NFL participant’s dream. I’m pleased with all that we completed collectively, and much more excited for all you have got forward of you. Congrats Gronk, you deserve it.”
Brady and Gronkowski have linked 620 occasions for 9,275 yards and 93 touchdowns. This makes them essentially the most prolific quarterback/tight finish combo in NFL historical past. Their 105 touchdowns mixed between common season and post-season are second solely to Peyton Manning and Marvin Harrison.
Brady wasn’t the one Buc to launch an announcement relating to Gronkowski’s retirement. Bucs common supervisor Jason Licht launched an announcement by the workforce relating to the long run Corridor of Famer.
“Rob is a real skilled who left all of it on the sphere for us the previous two seasons and helped set up a championship tradition in our constructing. He performed an important half in our Tremendous Bowl LV championship season in 2020. And battled by quite a lot of accidents final yr whereas on the best way to some of the productive receiving yardage seasons in his 11-year profession. It’s all the time tough to see an amazing participant stroll away from the sport when he’s nonetheless having fun with that type of success, however the overwhelming feelings I really feel as we speak are gratitude and respect for one of many biggest tight ends who ever performed the sport. Whereas his on-field accomplishments will certainly earn him a gold jacket and a spot within the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame, it’s his humble perspective and team-first method to the sport that actually outlined his profession.”