The friendship between the two was so strong that, at the request of the quarterback, Gronk, who had announced his retirement at the end of the 2018 season, returned to activity to play with Tampa Bay together.
Considered the best quarterback in the history of the NFL, Tom Bradydescribed this Tuesday as a dream to have been a teammate of the tight end Rob Gronkowskiwho a few hours earlier announced his retirement from American football.
‘have to’gronk‘ in the locker room was a dream and so it was for all the players in the NFL. I am proud of everything we have achieved together and excited for everything that lies ahead”, was the message that Brady dedicated to gronk in their networks.
At 33 years old, Gronkowski announced on Tuesday his goodbye to American football after playing 11 seasons alongside Bradywhom he accompanied in the New England Patriots between 2010 and 2018, and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2020 and 2021.
In his last season, the tight end had 55 receptions for 802 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games.
The friendship between the two was so strong that, at the request of Brady, gronkwho had announced his retirement at the end of the 2018 season, returned to activity to play with Tampa Bay alongside the quarterback to win the last of his four super bowls.
The maximum winner of championships of the NFLwith seven, said goodbye to the tight end with a message that he accompanied with a photograph in which the two appear about to crash their helmets in celebration during a Los Angeles game. Bucs.
“Teammate, friend, brother, are just some of the words that come to mind when I think of gronk. No one has ever embodied the idea of leaving it all on the field, as Rob has throughout his entire career.”
Beside Tom BradyGronkowski won victories in the editions of the superbowl XLIX, LI Y LIII with the New England Patriots and in the MF with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In 11 years of career, the offensive player accumulated 621 receptions, 9,286 yards and 92 touchdowns, obtained five selections at Pro Bowl and four championships NFL They have a safe place for you Hall of Fame of the league.
Bradywho last week still had hopes of having his friend for the 2022 season, ended his message with recognition for Gronkowski and his performance on the field, as well as for his way of being.
“Every play we ran I knew that no matter how many defenders he had in front of him he would get to his spot. Even more important is the person who went off the field; fun all the time. congratulations gronkyou deserve it”, expressed the passer.
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Tom Brady considers it a dream to have Rob Gronkowski as a partner