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4-time first-team All-Professional tight finish Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL for a second time Tuesday, however his time within the league is probably not over simply but.
Gronkowski’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, informed ESPN’s Adam Schefter that his consumer may be persuaded to return if longtime teammate Tom Brady provides him a name.
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In response to Rob Gronkowski’s information, his agent Drew Rosenhaus texts: “It might not shock me if Tom Brady calls him in the course of 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 in the course of the season or subsequent season.”
Gronkowski and Brady performed on the New England Patriots collectively from 2010-2018, successful three Tremendous Bowls. The ex-Arizona star then retired for the 2019 season however got here again when Brady left the Pats for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in free company.
The duo received one other Tremendous Bowl to cap the 2020 season and led Tampa Bay to an NFC South title in 2021.
If Gronkowski hangs it up for good, he’ll retire as among the best (if not the perfect) tight ends in NFL historical past. Nobody at his place has received extra Tremendous Bowls, and he sported a 17-game common of 74 catches, 1,104 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns, per Pro Football Reference. He by no means missed the playoffs in any of his 11 seasons, and he made the Tremendous Bowl (six instances) extra typically than he didn’t (5).
Gronkowski was a free agent this offseason, and with out him, the Bucs have veteran Cameron Brate in addition to rookies Cade Otton and Ko Kieft. Tampa Bay nonetheless has a stout receiving core with wideouts Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and now Russell Gage catching passes from Brady.