After months of speculation, New England Patriots star, Rob Gronkowski, is retiring from NFL.
The three-time Super Bowl champion and five-time Pro Bowler, has announced he will be hanging up his football boots.
Announcing on Instagram today, the New England Patriots champion said, “It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far.
I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet [met], the relationships I have built, the championships I have been a part of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organisation for every opportunity I have been giving [given] and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine.
Thank you all od Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been a part of this 1st class organisation.
Thank you for everyone acceptions who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organisation, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for the rest of my life.
It was truly an incredible honour to play for such a great established organisation and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be a part of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of what’s next.
Enjoy retirement, Rob.