New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement on Sunday, capping a colorful nine-year career which saw "Gronk" dominate on the field and at the postgame party. Needless to say, reaction to the news came quick on social media. Here's some of the reaction to the retirement of a likely Hall of Famer.
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What an honor and privledge to play with you these past nine years @gronk! You accomplished so much and our team was almost unbeatable when you were on the field! Your fun-loving, inspiring, and positive energy made an impact on everybody you came into contact with! Not just that, but for as great as a player you are, you are a better teammate and person. The NFL was a better place with you in it! But I have no doubt you will be a success in anything you do!!! Love you pal!
Happy retirement big fella @RobGronkowski , one of the best ever TE's— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) March 24, 2019
Congrats on an incredible career @RobGronkowski. One of the best to ever do it. Best wishes on whatever comes next!— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 24, 2019
Never forget the time Gronk threw Sergio Brown out the club. pic.twitter.com/mNZ586PNhb— Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 24, 2019
Gronk one of the most dominant players to put on a helmet. Amazing career.— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) March 24, 2019
thank youu for the amazing moments @RobGronkowski 🐐💯— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) March 24, 2019
@RobGronkowski congrats to one of the best to ever do it! So dope to see you go out on your time. Good luck on ur continued success brother! Ps u never gave me that fade back from the super bowl! 😂🤷🏾♂️— Bruce Irvin (@BIrvin_WVU11) March 24, 2019
Man Gronk changed the game. Respectfully, there is no Kelce/Ertz/Graham/Olson types without Gronk... https://t.co/oeHUrvZ4Hf— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) March 24, 2019
For the past 9 years, after each week, one of the first guys reception targets I would go watch was @RobGronkowski. Some stuff I would steal, other stuff only he could do. Incredible career and enjoy what's next. See you in canton— Greg Olsen (@gregolsen88) March 24, 2019