Rob Gronkowski's retirement from the game of football is bittersweet.
On one hand, Gronk enjoyed a Hall-of-Fame career and couldn't have gone out on a better note after winning his third Super Bowl with the Patriots. On the other, his retirement means the Pats offense loses another key contributor and the team's pass-catching depth gets even thinner.
So just how much does Gronk's decision to retire affect the Patriots for next season? NBC Sports Boston's own Tom E. Curran joined Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk to discuss Gronk's retirement and why the Patriots currently are in a horrible position without him.
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