FOXBORO, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Following an announcement from the tight end player himself, New Englanders are having mixed reactions to the news that Tampa Bay Buccaneer Rob Gronkowski is retiring— for the second time.
WBZ's Chris Fama spoke to New England Patriots fans about Gronkowski's repeated departure, and asked whether or not they think it'll stick.
"With all his back surgeries and everything, he's taking a chance at getting injured again— if he wants to move around when he gets old, he should stay retired," said one resident.
But not all locals had the same sentiment.
"I'm kind of upset— I wanted to see him play one more season," a young fan said. It turns out, another exit out of retirement for Gronk may not be out of the question. The former Patriot, and now former Buccaneer's agent publically said he would not be surprised if Gronk were to return to the turf.
"I could see that happening— but I think he's done," said another fan.
The 33-year-old player retired in 2019 after nine seasons with the Patriots, and then returned in 2020 to join Tom Brady in the Buccaneers, where they eventually won a Super Bowl in 2021.
WBZ's Chris Fama (@CFamaWBZ) reports.