Rob Gronkowski made a surprise announcement to Pats Nation on Instagram this week. After 9 years, we are bummed to hear 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.

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As we continue to grieve about the reality that our favorite big kid on the field is done, no one says how we're feeling better than our old pal, Fitzy. The ultimate Pats Super-Fan and all around wicked funny bastid, Paul 'Fitzy' Fitzgerald is here with a wicked funny and in-depth look at what we love about all things Gronk.

"The offense relied on him. Defenses feared him. Grown men wanted to party with him. Little kids wanted to be him. Women...were with him."