Rob Gronkowski dropped some unexpected news on Pats Nation via Instagram yesterday. After 9 years, he has decided to retire from the NFL. Number 87 has been hailed as the greatest tight end ever and his party hearty attitude will be missed greatly by us all.

As we come to grips with the reality that Gronk is done, no one says how we're feeling better than our old pal, Fitzy. Here's some quicks thoughts from him "before he cried and/or drank himself to sleep last night."  Thanks for giving us a little laugh through tears.

We sure will miss this big lovable kid on Sundays!