Just recently the news broke that Rob Gronkowski, otherwise known as "Gronk", has announced his retirement. Gronkowski was a former tight end for the New England Patriots. He has just finished his ninth season being a part of the NFL organization.
Gronk was entered into the 2010 NFL draft when he was twenty-years-old, he graduated from the University of Arizona and grew up in Amherst, NY.
He announced his retirement on Instagram late Sunday night thanking the Pats Nation for all their love and support. For the nine years that Gronkowski was in the National Football League, he stood by the Patriots side. Throughout his career, he helped the Patriots reach four Super Bowls and was a part of five Pro Bowls.
The combination of his size and skill made him one of the most dominant tight ends of all time. In his first three seasons, he caught thirty-eight touchdowns holding the record for the most caught touchdown passes for any tight end in NFL history.
Although he was a dominant player on the field Gronk has sustained multiple injuries throughout his career. He suffered from a myriad back, ankle, hip, forearm, knee and multiple head injuries that forced him to watch his teammates from the sidelines.
This might not be shocking news to most, after the loss of Super Bowl LII against the Philadelphia Eagles Gronk mentioned that he would have to evaluate whether or not he would return to be part of the New England Patriots organization.
He ended his career on the highest note possible winning Super Bowl LIII against the Los Angeles Rams.
Despite the fact that number 87 will be missed by the Pats Nation Rob Gronkowski still has a prosperous road ahead of him the next stop for Gronkowski will most likely be the hall of fame.