Rob Gronkowski Retires, Again
NFL Offseason - Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement via Instagram on Tuesday afternoon.
Feels like we already did this once, right? We did, in fact. Here's a link to our original XP when Gronk retired the first time. Doesn't it feel like he's a good threat to come out of retirement again? Skip training camp, skip the first few weeks, show up in Week 12 when Tampa Bay is 7-3 and making another Super Bowl run?
Gronkowski accumulated 461 DYAR in 2011, the best tight end season on record by nearly 50 DYAR. It was one of six seasons in which he finished first or second among tight ends in DYAR, all in the initial part of his career with the New England Patriots. He also finished in the top 10 for DVOA eight times, leading the league in that category twice.
Cameron Brate is now the starting tight end for Tampa Bay, backed up by two rookies, Cade Otton and Ko Kieft.