Rob Gronkowski retires  from NFL

The first time Rob Gronkowski retired For three years.

That nobody wants to say a final farewell to perhaps the greatest tight end in history is understandable.

In 2020, Rob  played every game, and was dominant in the Super Bowl.

Gronkowski, at his greatest in his prime years with the Patriots, was an unstoppable force.

He was like that in just enough spurts with the Bucs to imagine that, even now, he could still summon those gleeful romps again if he was asked.

Gronkowski said that in college he was asked what his dream job would be and where it was located.

His body had begun to betray him and his production plummeted. He caught just three touchdown passes in 2018, his final year in New England.

He wrote that he wanted to be a professional football player in Tampa Bay.

It was hard to watch and even harder to accept that Gronkowski was finished.