Listen: Rob Gronkowski set to retire from football after nine seasons with the Patriots
"But rob gronkowski will not survive in the two thousand nineteen oh that sounds really morbid. But you know, what? I mean, he posts a very emotional Instagram message with a photo of himself holding the Vince Lombardi trophy in the air with confetti. Of course, he says it all started at twenty years old on stage at the NFL draft. When my dream came true. And now here I am about to turn thirty and a few months with a decision. I feel is the biggest of my life. So far, I will be retiring from the game of football today. And he goes on to to thank Bob Kraft and Bill Belichick. He says my life experiences over the last nine years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meat. I know he meant met autocorrect damn autocorrect the people I've met the relationships. I've been. The championships. I've been a part of I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity. And he goes on and on with few more thank yous it was truly an incredible honor to play such a great established organization. Eight able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building. Success? And of course, Tom Brady who does use Instagram and Facebook as well responded. He's always one of the first I feel like he either has people who are watching for anything that might be related to him even remotely or he spends way too much time on social media one or the other. But this was a moment that was speculated about not just this off season but last off season, and we'll see whether or not it sticks. Are you confident that rob gronkowski retired completely or do you think he'll pull a Brett farve or maybe he'll pull a Jason Witten? Either way. Do you think he will return? Every time. I look up on the TV. I see this. Montage of incredible rob gronkowski football plays. And also a lot of videos of him dancing, some without a shirt. That's what will remember about rob gronkowski that and the growing, spike? Remember, he's incredible catch late in Super Bowl fifty three with the patriots a three time Super Bowl champion. And also a four time first team all pro five time pro bowler. Nine hundred seventy nine touchdown catches. And some postseason records. So in sixteen playoff games. He had eighty one catches. Over eleven hundred yards and twelve touchdowns and think about the number of games he missed when he was"