Rob Gronkowski’s Brother Hints at When Future Hall of Famer Will End Up Retiring

Published 09/12/2021, 12:15 PM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski #87 and Tom Brady #12 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrate winning Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)


The friendship of Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady has come a very long way. From sharing the ball in New England Patriots to sharing the ball in Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a connection like theirs is nowhere else to be found.

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Although it was Tom Brady who brought Rob out of his retirement and back in the league to win the Super Bowl yet again. However, Rob’s gameplay was still a little rustic last season, but in this season he certainly seems to be a viable playmaking option for the Buccaneers.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS – JANUARY 13: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts with Rob Gronkowski #87 during the third quarter in the AFC Divisional Playoff Game against the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Rob Gronkowski to follow Tom Brady to retirement

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The connection shared by them can be witnessed in the very first game of the season against the Cowboys. During their 31-29 win over the Cowboys, Brady threw two touchdown passes to Rob, making it their 99th and 100th together.

However, the 32 year old tight end has plans for his retirement. Not now, not anytime soon, but only when Brady does the same, Gronkowski’s brother, Chris told TMZ.

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“I just can’t see him playing with another quarterback,” Chris said. “It’s tough to get that chemistry. It’s tough to win once you lose that QB.”

A rare connection

It is very difficult to make such connections with a quarterback as he did with Brady. And honestly, it is somewhat difficult to find a player like Brady too. In their match against the Cowboys this Thursday, their second touchdown connection placed the duo at the second position in the list of most pass touchdown connections in NFL history.

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NFL Football – Super Bowl LV – Tampa Bay Buccaneers v Kansas City Chiefs – Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida, U.S. – February 7, 2021 Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski celebrates scoring their first touchdown with Tom Brady REUTERS/Eve Edelheit

There is simply no match for it, the two players are like made for each other in the field. This type of connection can only be established after years of practice and playing together.

As far as retirement is concerned, by the look of Tom Brady’s form in the recent past. It suggests that he still has a lot to prove even at this age. And Gronkowski will certainly follow the veteran’s footsteps all along.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee, an NFL writer for EssentiallySports, has completed his graduation in English and Economics. The previous content marketing intern has a combined passion for both writing and NFL. He is a self-professed geek, who loves to play chess and football in his spare time.

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