Is Rob Gronkowski the first athlete to retire via social media? He did it Gronk's way. On Sunday he posted this on Instagram, "It all started at 20 years old on stage at the NFL draft when my dream came true, and now here I am about to turn 30 in a few months with a decision I feel is the biggest of my life so far. I will be retiring from the game of football today." On Monday he tweeted this, "I will be retiring from the game of football today. I am so grateful for the opportunity that Mr. Kraft and Coach Belichick gave to me when drafting my silliness in 2010. My life experiences, relationships and championships over the last 9 years have been amazing!"
God, we're going to miss this guy on Sundays. After 9 seasons, championships and spiked beer cans on Boylston Street, number 87 is off to his next adventure. There are so many highlights, but NFL Throwback put together a great one minute recap of Gronk's Greatest. Enjoy!