Depois de muitos rumores sobre seu futuro, Rob Gronkowski confirmou sua aposentadoria do futebol americano na noite de domingo.
Mas Brady não foi o único.
Veja como foi a repercussão do adeus de um dos grandes jogadores dos últimos tempos da NFL.
Tudo começo com 20 anos de idade no draft da NFL, quando meu sonho se tornou realidade. Aqui estou, prestes a fazer 30, com uma decisão que parece ser a maior da minha vida até agora. Vou me aposentar do futebol americano hoje.
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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.
Que honra e privilégio foi jogar com você nos últimos nove anos. A NFL era um lugar melhor com você! Não tenho dúvida de que terá sucesso em tudo que fizer!!! Amo você, irmão!
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What an honor and privilege to play with you these past nine years @gronk! You accomplished so much and our team was almost unbeatable when you were on the field! Your fun-loving, inspiring, and positive energy made an impact on everybody you came into contact with! Not just that, but for as great as a player you are, you are a better teammate and person. The NFL was a better place with you in it! But I have no doubt you will be a success in anything you do!!! Love you pal!
O outro goat (melhor de todos os tempos)
Parabéns por uma carreira incrível. Um dos melhores de todos os tempos. Desejo o melhor para o que vier!
Congrats on an incredible career @RobGronkowski. One of the best to ever do it. Best wishes on whatever comes next!— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 24, 2019
Obrigado pelos momentos incríveis
thank youu for the amazing moments @RobGronkowski 🐐💯— Le'Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) March 24, 2019
Que honra foi jogar e competir com o melhor tight end de todos os tempos! Parabéns para um verdadeiro profissional por sua incrível carreira!
Feliz aposentadoria, grandão, um dos melhores tight ends de todos os tempos
Happy retirement big fella @RobGronkowski , one of the best ever TE's— Cris Carter (@criscarter80) March 24, 2019
Nos últimos 9 anos, semana após semana, um dos primeiros caras que eu tentava ver era Rob Gronkowski. Roubei algumas coisas, outras só ele conseguia fazer. Carreira incrível, aproveite o que vier a seguir. Vejo você em Canton (Hall da Fama)
For the past 9 years, after each week, one of the first guys reception targets I would go watch was @RobGronkowski. Some stuff I would steal, other stuff only he could do. Incredible career and enjoy what's next. See you in canton— Greg Olsen (@gregolsen88) March 24, 2019
Gronk, um dos jogadores mais dominantes que já colocaram um capacete. Carreira incrível
Gronk one of the most dominant players to put on a helmet. Amazing career.— Kyle Long (@Ky1eLong) March 24, 2019