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‘Should we revisit this decision in say 40 days?’: Twitter reacts to Rob Gronkowski’s NFL retirement

The tight end spent two years with the Bucs — helping them to a Super Bowl 55 win — after nine seasons with the Patriots.
Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates a touchdown during a wild-card victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in January at Raymond James Stadium.
Bucs tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates a touchdown during a wild-card victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in January at Raymond James Stadium. [ IVY CEBALLO | Times ]
Published Jun. 21|Updated Jun. 21

TAMPA — The famed Rob Gronkowski spikes are done — for now.

The tight end announced his retirement from the NFL via social media on Tuesday afternoon. The four-time All-Pro spent two seasons with the Bucs after nine seasons with the Patriots.

On Gronkowski’s Instagram post announcing his retirement, longtime friend and teammate Tom Brady commented, “Love you as a man, teammate and friend. One of a kind in every way,” followed by a red heart emoji.

Gronkowski had 100 catches for 1,425 yards and 13 touchdowns in 28 regular-season games over two seasons with the Bucs, helping the team to a Super Bowl 55 title with a 31-9 win over Kansas City.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the news:

Contact Mari Faiello at mfaiello@tampabay.com. Follow @faiello_mari.

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