If you’re a fan of football, even if you’re not a fan of the New England Patriots, you might be hoping that Rob Gronkowski’s announced retirement is short-lived: the NFL is just better with Gronkowski and his joie de football.
The bulldozing of defensive players, the monster touchdown spikes, “yo soy fiesta” — it’s all part of what makes Gronk so fun to watch.
You’re not the only one who wants to see Gronkowski back.
Brady: ‘I hope it isn’t the final number’
Last week, the NFL’s official Instagram page posted a graphic of Tom Brady and Gronkowski and which players caught the most touchdowns from Brady in their New England career.
Gronkowski had the most far and away, with 78; Randy Moss had half as many, at 39.
And there among the comments is one from the official Instagram account of Brady: “I hope 78 isn’t the final number,” he wrote, with a laughing emoji.
Does Brady know?
Does Brady know something the rest of us don’t? Might Gronkowski be considering, or even planning, to come back later this year?
Brady did post a touching tribute to his friend on Instagram last week, after Gronkowski announced his retirement, calling it “an honor and privilege” to have spent nine years with the 2010 second-round pick.
Anything is possible of course, but Gronk has earned every right to ride off on his own terms, taking the fiesta with him.
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