There’s at the very least one one who’s completely happy to see Rob Gronkowski retire.
At the Annual League Meeting in New York City on Sunday, New York Jets CEO Christopher Johnson expressed to the media that he’s relieved his crew received’t need to face the wrath of the previous Patriots tight finish ever once more.
“Look it, it’s obviously good news for the Jets because he’s an amazing player,” Johnson stated. “To take a step back, I’m going to miss him as a player because he’s absolutely magnificent. If you ever play the game like I do of if I could steal that player off that team, he’s one of the top players I’ve always wished was a Jet. Just an extraordinary man and extraordinary player.”
During his time with the Patriots, Gronkowski loved an excessive amount of success in opposition to the Patriots’ AFC East foe. Over 9 seasons, he totaled 9 touchdowns in opposition to the Jets. The solely crew he scored extra in opposition to was the Buffalo Bills (12).
New Jets’ head coach Adam Gase, alternatively, isn’t able to have fun fairly but, stating that he’ll imagine Gronkowski is retired when he sees it.
Adam Gase will imagine that Gronk is retired when he sees it
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“I’ll believe it when we walk out there and he’s not out there,” Gase stated on a podcast with ESPN’s Adam Schefter. “I think he released a statement, but I don’t know. I’ve seen so many guys go back and forth. I just know he’s a great player and if he’s not there, that’s going to be a transition for them.”
“It was always a matchup issue. You always had to decide, ‘Do we put a corner on him? Do you put two guys on him? Put a safety on him?’ He caused all kinds of problems and opened up a lot of things for them, whether it was other wide receivers, run game – he’s a tough guy to go against one-on-one.”