Well Bucs fans, it finally happened. Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from football today after 11 years in the NFL. After playing 9 seasons for the Patriots and 2 for the Buccaneers he was a restricted free agent going into this season with 621 receptions for 9,286 yards and 92 touchdowns. He announced his decision via social media and the internet went crazy in speculations on if Tom Brady can convince him to play again.
After Tom Brady’s retirement stunt earlier this year, Bucs fans are hopeful that there’s still a chance that Gronk will follow in his teammates steps and return before or during the season. In fact, the well respected ESPN reporter Adam Schefter stated that, Gronk’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, said that Gronk could still come out of retirement “if Tom Brady calls him during the season.” While we don’t want to see the Bucs fall behind in the season, many fans are hoping that Brady can send out a GOAT signal and Gronk will return.
Twitter reacts to the news and reminisces on all the memories with Gronk the only way it knows how. With memes. Here’s a list of our favorites: