Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski has announced is retiring again. The 32-year-old made the announcement on social media.
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) June 21, 2022
“In college, I was asked to write about a dream job opportunity that I wanted to pursue and where the location would be. Every time I had to write about my future, no matter what, I picked being a professional football player. For that assignment though, we had to pick the location,” Gronkowski wrote. “I will now be going back into my retirement home, walking away from football again with my head held high knowing I gave it everything I had, good or bad, every time I stepped out on the field. The friendships and relationships I have made will last forever, and I appreciate every single one of my teammates and coaches for giving everything they had as well. From retirement, back to football and winning another championship and now back to chilling out, thank you to all. Buccaneers fans, the Krewe, without you guys, none of this is possible, all of ya brought it every game, thank you for all you do. Cheers to what’s next, maybe sailing the seas.” The four time champion originally announced his retirement following the 2018 season while a member of the New England Patriots. The 2010 second round pick from Arizona was lured to the Bucs in 2020 after Tom Brady signed with the team. A five-time pro bowler, Gronk walks away froms the game with the most career touchdowns by a tight end in postseason history with 15 and the second-most at any position behind only Jerry Rice with 22. He also had the most 100-yard games by a tight end in NFL history and the most total TDs in a single season by a tight end in league history . Gronkowski’s 92 total career touchdowns are 12th most in NFL history and third most at the tight end position behind Antonio Gates and Tony Gonzalez.