Rob Gronkowski annonce sa retraite sportive

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C’est une bien triste nouvelle qui tombe pour les partisans des Patriots et de la NFL.

Rob Gronkowski a annoncé aujourd’hui sur son compte Instagram qu’il prenait sa retraite sportive.

L’ailier rapproché des Patriots de la Nouvelle-Angleterre n’explique pas pourquoi il arrête même si ses multiples blessures semblent être la cause désignée.

Rob Gronkowski aura joué 9 saisons pour les Patriots et remporté 3 Super Bowl. Il termine sa carrière avec 7,860 verges et 79 touchés.

Pièce maîtresse du règne des Patriots de la Nouvelle-Angleterre ces dernières années, Rob Gronkowski était un receveur favori de Tom Brady surtout lors des moments chauds.

Les partisans des Patriots se souviendront notamment de la dernière réception de sa carrière au Super Bowl LIII. Elle avait permis de mettre les Patriots en bonne position pour marquer le touché de la victoire.

En seulement 9 saisons dans la NFL, Rob Gronkowski détient de nombreux records comme le plus de réceptions au Super Bowl (23) et le plus de verges réceptionnés au Super Bowl (297).

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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. 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 over the last 9 years have been amazing both on and off the field. The people I have meet, the relationships I have built, the championships I have been apart of, I just want to thank the whole New England Patriots organization for every opportunity I have been giving and learning the great values of life that I can apply to mine. Thank you to all of Pats Nation around the world for the incredible support since I have been apart of this 1st class organization. Thank you for everyone accepting who I am and the dedication I have put into my work to be the best player I could be. But now its time to move forward and move forward with a big smile knowing that the New England Patriots Organization, Pats Nation, and all my fans will be truly a big part of my heart for rest of my life. It was truly an incredible honor to play for such a great established organization and able to come in to continue and contribute to keep building success. To all my current and past teammates, thank you for making each team every year special to be apart of. I will truly miss you guys. Cheers to all who have been part of this journey, cheers to the past for the incredible memories, and a HUGE cheers to the uncertain of whats next.

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