Rob Gronkowski’s Mom Ended Patrick Mahomes’ Career After Sharing Hilarious Meme Following Kansas City Chiefs’ Destruction At The Hands of Tom Brady, Gronk and Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Published 06/22/2022, 12:00 PM EDT
TAMPA, FLORIDA – FEBRUARY 07: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers reacts after defeating the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV at Raymond James Stadium on February 07, 2021 in Tampa, Florida. The Buccaneers defeated the Chiefs 31-9. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

The legendary NFL players like former Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski all have important figures in their lives, who instill a champion mentality. During Gronk’s entire NFL career, Diane Walters, his mother, was the driving force behind his return in 2020. However, Gronk revealed during an interview talking about Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady how his mom sent them a funny meme.

During the interview, while talking about the special nature of the 2020 Super Bowl, Gronk states, “It’s funny because my mom sent me a little meme. It was Tom with um…Mahomes on the back of his shoulders like Mahomes is a baby in a Kansas City uniform. And it was like ‘take your son to work’ day on February 7th. It was just really classic because Mahomes could really be Tom’s son because Tom’s such a legend and has been doing it for so long. Their age difference is so huge where he could be a son so when my mom sent me that meme I told her it was a pretty good meme.

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Gronk adds that he admires Mahomes and Brady and their contributions to the game over the years. While Mahomes was coming off a Super Bowl-winning campaign in Super Bowl LIV, Brady was looking to prove himself with his new team, the Buccaneers. It was a significant game for both NFL QBs as they aimed towards enhancing their legacies.

Rob Gronkowski has a special bond with Momma Gronk

Many Buccaneers fans cheered their team on during Super Bowl LV while watching their team dismantle the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. But the job could have been more challenging without Gronk, as the former Patriots TE was a free agent in 2020. But his decision to unretire was influenced by the support given by Momma Gronk.

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Though it allowed Gronk to play with best friend and legendary quarterback Tom Brady for another season, it brought him closer to his mother.

The situation also was helpful for his mother, as she was able to see him in action in every home game at the Raymond James Stadium.

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Despite his time off from the game, Gronk captured his Super Bowl ring in a welcoming environment with familiar faces. As the 2022 NFL campaign approaches, Gronk’s decision to retire will see him return closer to home. It will be a happy Gronkowski household for Momma Gronk, who gets to see her son every day.

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Anuj Tazhatuveetil

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An NFL author at EssentiallySports, Anuj Tazhatuveetil is pursuing a Master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Initially, he worked as a freelance content writer and later as a part of Sports404. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things NFL and NBA, adding to a rather healthy obsession with playing outdoor sports like basketball, and soccer with an almost encyclopedic knowledge of this industry make him a sports aficionado.

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