Following the retirements of Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski, there remained two members of the successful New England quartet, one of whom recently announced the end of his career.
Between 2013 and 2017, New England Patriots had in his ranks a Big 4 scary in the National Football League (NFL) at the time of the offensive, composed of Tom Brady as a quarterback Rob Gronkowski tight end, plus Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola as receivers.
With the Massachusetts franchise they won two superbowl (2015 and 2017), helping this institution to become the greatest dynasty of the new millennium in the competition; but fate and the years wanted this nucleus to separate their paths.
Edelman continued to deal with injuries, capturing one more title with the Patriots in 2019 and retiring from the NFL in April 2021; Brady and Gronkowski left New England to continue winning things in Tampa Bay Buccaneers; while Amendola played on teams like Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions and Houston Texans.
Brady, the only active player left from the Patriots’ “Big 4”
So far in 2022, the next to step aside was TB12who finally decided to return for the next season, contrary to that of gronk, who at the end of June announced his retirement; and now, it is the receiver’s turn, who confirmed through his representative Erik Burkhardtto the chain ESPNthe end of his career after 14 years.
“It was better than I could have imagined,” Amendola assured after communicating the end of his career in the NFL, where he was also included in the best team of the decade in the Patriots, a franchise that gave him the best moments of his sports career.
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Tom Brady is the only active player left from the ‘Big 4’ of the New England Patriots: Danny Amendola announces retirement from the NFL