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Rob Gronkowski following Tom Brady into retirement too?

Written by Doug Rush

Rob Gronkowski following Tom Brady into retirement too?

There’s a lot of speculation on Tom Brady’s future in the NFL. There’s also a lot of it on Rob Gronkowski too.

His message on Twitter on Monday just a day after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers loss to the Los Angeles Rams have people wondering if Gronkowski is retiring or not.

It sounds a little bit like he’s thinking about retirement; which would be his second one of his career. Gronkowski retired and didn’t play in the 2019 season. But after Brady left the New England Patriots to join the Buccaneers, Gronkowski decided to come out of retirement and join Tampa Bay.

What Gronkowski will do will likely hinge on what Brady does. If Brady does retire, so will Gronkowski. But if Brady decides on another season, then we’ll likely see Gronkowski stay for one more year.

About the author

Doug Rush

Doug Rush is entering his 18th season as a writer. His career dates back to when he was with The Asbury Park Press covering high school football, The Harlem Globetrotters and The Lakewood Blueclaws.


In 2009, he joined Bleacher Report, covering the New York Yankees and New York Giants, amassing over 2 million reader views.


After 2013, he left B/R to join Sports Media 101 to cover the Yankees and Giants. While with Sports Media 101, Rush was named to the Pro Football Writers Association of America. He was there until July of 2016.

In January of 2018, Rush joined USA Today as part of the Giants Wire staff to cover the Giants. He is still currently with them, as he does weekly analysis for them during the season.


In September of 2021, Rush joined Pro Sports Extra, where he will be covering MLB, the NFL, NBA, WWE and AEW.


Doug is from Toms River, New Jersey where he has two children, Carson and Peyton.