Patriots honor Rob Gronkowski with emotional tribute video
The Patriots released an emotional tribute video Wednesday to honor Rob Gronkowski.
“All the feels,” the team captioned the video on Twitter. “There were a lot of special moments over the last nine years, and we enjoyed every single one of them. Thank you, Gronk.”
All the feels.
There were a lot of special moments over the last nine years, and we enjoyed every single one of them. Thank you, Gronk. pic.twitter.com/GHzbhAOt2t
The 29-year-old tight end, who spent all nine of his NFL seasons with New England, announced his retirement last weekend on Instagram.
Star Patriots quarterback Tom Brady praised Gronkowski shortly after he made the announcement.
“Love u man!!!” Brady wrote on Instagram. “The (G.O.A.T)!! Couldn’t be a better person or teammate.”
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said it “was a pleasure and a privilege to coach” Gronkowski.
“From his rookie year until his final season and through countless times in between, Rob was a major reason why we won games and championships,” Belichick said in a statement. “Rob’s impact on our team and organization was felt in many ways.
“Rob will leave an indelible mark on the Patriots organization and the game as among the best, most complete players at his position to ever play.”
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Gronkowski finished his career with 521 regular-season catches for 7,861 yards and 79 touchdowns.
He retired as the Patriots’ career leader in touchdowns and is tied for the second-most receiving scores in playoff history.
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