Tom Brady reacts to Rob Gronkowski's retirement with meme and heartfelt post

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Rob Gronkowski is officially retiring from the NFL, again, which means parting ways with his longtime quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady, who was Gronk’s quarterback for nine seasons in New England and two in Tampa, shared a touching message for his teammate in an Instagram post Tuesday afternoon.


“Teammate, friend, brother, just a few of the words that come to mind when I think of @gronk,” Brady wrote. “Nobody has ever embodied the idea of ‘leaving it out on the field’ like Rob has throughout his entire career. Every single snap, I knew that no matter how many people you put in front of him, he was going to get his spot.”

Gronkowski came out of retirement in 2020 specifically to join Brady on the Bucs, where the pair won a fourth Super Bowl together and the possibility of that happening again has not necessarily been ruled out.

Gronk’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, left the door open to his client possibly coming out of retirement if Brady calls him during the season, per Adam Schefter.

Brady saw this report after his Instagram post and responded with a photo of a man on the phone.

So, who knows, maybe this is not the last we’ve seen of Gronk.

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