It has been almost two months that the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII 13-3. Tight end Rob Gronkowski has won three Super Bowls in his tenure with New England. Well, he has decided to finally retire and Gronkowski made his announcement on Sunday afternoon on Instagram.
He is retiring at only 29 years old. Rob Gronkowski has dealt with so many injuries throughout his NFL career. He is no question the greatest tight end to ever play in the NFL. Gronkowski was a nightmare catching passes down the seam and lining up on the outside on smaller cornerbacks, but he was also a tank in the blocking game.
In his career, Rob Gronkowski caught 521 passes for 7,861 yards receiving and 79 touchdowns.
In his postseason career, he caught 81 passes for 1,163 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns.
Gronkowski made the Pro Bowl five times and he was a second-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft out of the University of Arizona.
The New England Patriots will have 12 draft picks in the 2019 NFL Draft and they will probably use one in the earlier rounds to draft a replacement tight end for Rob Gronkowski. In reality though, there may never be a tight end like him in the NFL ever again.