Bucs QB Brady Reacts to Gronkowski’s Retirement

With the information of Rob Gronkowski’s retirement, many all through the NFL world have reacted. None had been extra intently watched than that of Bucs quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady has been Gronkowski’s beginning quarterback yearly of his profession. So understandably, the world was curious what Brady needed to say about his prolific tight finish. Shortly after Gronkowski made his announcement Brady launched an announcement exalting his teammate and long-time good friend.

“Teammate, good friend, brother, only a few of the phrases that come to thoughts after I consider Gronk. No person has ever embodied the concept of ‘leaving all of it out on the sphere’ like Rob has all through his complete profession. Each single snap, I knew regardless of how many individuals you place in entrance of him, he was going to get to his spot. Much more vital is the particular person he was off the sphere. Targeted when he needed to be, and FUN the remainder of the time. Having Gronk in your locker room was each NFL participant’s dream. I’m pleased with all that we achieved collectively, and much more excited for all you could have forward of you. Congrats Gronk, you deserve it.”

Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski – Picture by: Cliff Welch/PR

Brady and Gronkowski have linked 620 instances for 9,275 yards and 93 touchdowns. This makes them essentially 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.

Brady wasn’t the one Buc to launch an announcement relating to Gronkowski’s retirement. Bucs common supervisor Jason Licht launched an announcement by the group relating to the longer term Corridor of Famer.

“Rob is a real skilled who left all of it on the sphere for us the previous two seasons and helped set up a championship tradition in our constructing. He performed an important half in our Tremendous Bowl LV championship season in 2020. And battled by a variety of accidents final yr whereas on the best way to some of the productive receiving yardage seasons in his 11-year profession. It’s at all times troublesome to see an awesome participant stroll away from the sport when he’s nonetheless having fun with that sort of success, however the overwhelming feelings I really feel immediately are gratitude and respect for one of many biggest tight ends who ever performed the sport. Whereas his on-field accomplishments will certainly earn him a gold jacket and a spot within the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame, it’s his humble perspective and team-first strategy to the sport that really outlined his profession.”