The Rob Gronkowski era in New England has come to an end.
The superstar tight end was drafted 42nd overall in the 2010 NFL draft and quickly became a household name, not only for his abilities on the field but also his larger-than-life personality.
Gronkowski spent his entire career with the New England Patriots, playing in five Super Bowls and winning three. Many have called him the greatest tight end in league history, and there’s no denying that he has earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Noted party animal Rob Gronkowski didn’t hold back at his third, and possibly final, Super Bowl victory parade.
The New England Patriots celebrated their Super Bowl LIII win over the Los Angeles Rams with a rolling rally through the streets of Boston, Massachusetts, on Tuesday. A million fans or more were expected to be in attendance, thanks in large part to unseasonably high temperatures.
The superstar tight end, who hasn’t denied rumors that he’s mulling retirement, appeared to have a full bottle of wine in his hands shortly after the parade began at 11 a.m.
Rumors are swirling about New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski’s possible retirement at the end of this season, but the NFL superstar put that chatter to rest on Sunday – at least, for the time being.
“I’m all in right now,” Gronkowski said in his postgame press conference after the Patriots’ 41-28 win over the Los Angeles Chargers. “I haven’t thought about anything like that.”
The tight end was only targeted once during Sunday’s AFC divisional round game, which resulted in a 25-yard reception. Gronkowski missed three games this season due to injury and has largely had a quiet season, with his best game coming in New England’s Week 14 loss to Miami, when he went 8-for-8 with 107 yards and a touchdown.