Bucs tight finish Rob Gronkowski introduced his retirement from soccer on Tuesday on the age of 33. However have we actually seen the final of Gronk in purple and pewter?
Curiously, Gronkowski’s agent Drew Rosenhaus left the door open for a Gronkowski return. Talking to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Rosenhaus stated: “It will not shock me if Tom Brady calls him through the season to come back again and Rob solutions the decision. That is simply my opinion however I wouldn’t be stunned if Rob comes again through the season or subsequent season.”
Gronkowski has suffered a number of main accidents in his 11 years within the NFL. He missed 5 video games final yr because of damaged ribs and a punctured lung. But he nonetheless managed to catch 55 passes for 802 yards (14.6 avg.) and 6 touchdowns.
Gronkowski may be listening to his physique say, “No extra soccer.” Or his physique may be saying, “Not proper now. Test again in October or November.”
That is the second retirement for Gronkowski. He stepped away from the sport following a Tremendous Bowl win in 2018. After sitting out the 2019 season, Gronkowski got here out of retirement to reunite with Tom Brady – this time in Tampa Bay. The Bucs gained Tremendous Bowl LV largely because of Gronkowski’s two first half touchdowns in a 31-9 win over the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs.
Brady and Gronkowski have linked 620 instances for 9,275 yards and 93 touchdowns. This makes them probably 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.
In two seasons with the Bucs, Gronkowski caught 100 passes for 1,425 (14.3 avg.) and 13 touchdowns. He added 17 catches for 226 yards and two TDs in six postseason video games in Tampa Bay.