Talk of Rob Gronkowski retiring from professional football has persisted for many years, due to combination of nagging injuries and the toll playing in the NFL takes on a human being. He’s rich, successful, and has won multiple titles. What more is there to do?
For him, nothing. He announced his retirement today via Instagram:
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It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in 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. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.
This means, then, he can, if he chooses, pursue a career in WWE. It was just over one month ago that Triple H made clear the door is always open for him. Then there’s one of his best friends, Mojo Rawley, who still works for the company, who would be thrilled if Gronk came to work with him.
He chimed in with this:
Congrats to my brother @RobGronkowski on retirement. Best to ever play the position in @NFL history. Proud of your career and even more proud to be your friend.— Dean Muhtadi (@MojoRawleyWWE) March 24, 2019
It’s about to get really wild now. The best is yet to come!
We’re now officially on Gronk Watch.