No one will miss seeing Rob Gronkowski on the football field more than Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Immediately after Gronk announced his retirement from football, Brady posted a heartfelt Instagram post honoring his longtime tight end and favorite target.
"Our team was almost unbeatable when you were on the field!," Brady wrote.
Read Brady's full post below:
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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!
Brady also responded to Gronk's post in a comment, along with numerous other Pats players and figures from around the world of sports.
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